We woke up Saturday morning to discover that the mountain pass between
Carcross, Yukon and Skagway, Alaska had been closed overnight due to
washouts from all the recent rains. This meant the only way back to our
work place was to take the ferry from Skagway to Haines, Alaska. But
when we called our employer we discovered that there were also three
washouts before the resort.
We felt so thankful that we had decided to drive all the way to Skagway
Thursday night instead of waiting until Friday morning, because the
road was closed after us and we would have missed the wedding!
Haines is a lovely village along the Inside Passage of Alaska.
As you can see the folks who live here love boating for both pleasure, fishing,
I was supposed to be back at work this morning, but I guess when life
hands you lemons you have to make lemonade. Right?
Traveling between Haines, Alaska and Haines Junction, Yukon we passed
through the St. Elias mountains. It sure doesn’t look like spring here yet.
This drive always makes me feel like I’m traveling between two worlds.
Or, if you’ve seen the Wizard of Oz, it reminds me of when the movie suddenly
changes from black and white to color. The B&W being the cold mountain
area and the color as you drive back into the lush green valley.
As we neared home
we were happy to see all of the washouts were cleaned away and we are
now safely back at the resort. I’m so thankful to the Lord for a joyous
wedding and his protection in all of our travels there and back.
And ‘thank you’ to all of you for your well wishes for Elijah & Laura.
You’re the best!