“Hey, Davy!” I whispered in his ear early this morning. “We’ve got a treat for you. A pancake breakfast!”
Davy woke up quickly. “Where?”
After such a late night last night, we felt terribly guilty waking the kids up early this morning, but we hoped to get into Tok in time for the 4th of July celebrations – which meant getting up early and pushing hard. (We had discussed it as a family, and the kids decided they wanted to go for it)
Craig and Lani, a couple of missionaries to the native villages in the area, had offered a pancake breakfast before we hit the road – an offer we couldn’t refuse.
With bellies full of pancakes and bacon, we hit the road – 47 miles from Tok. Normally, that 47 miles would take us all day, but the kids were motivated to get to Tok, so we pushed hard (very hard!) and made it here by 2:30.
Although we missed most of the celebrations, we arrived in plenty of time for a salmon feed and music. Larry’s dad (from North Pole) was playing fiddle in the band, so it was fun to hang out and listen to the music for the evening.
We are now staying with some friends of Larry and Lisa, Kevin and Shannon – it’s nice to have a place to call home for a few hours!
Miles today: 50
Miles to date: 745