Monday, May 30, 2011

Officially Traveling Toward Alaska

We are officially on our way to Alaska since leaving Oklahoma this morning.  Last night Edwin’s informed us that Melissa’s uncle Kenneth was willing to prepare a breakfast for us in the canyon before we leave so we took them up on the offer.  Kenneth had the fire burning well by the time the rest of us arrived down in the canyon area via pickup truck and two four wheelers.  The bacon, eggs, onions, and potatoes cooked over the open fire in black kettles really were delicious and gave us a good hearty start.  I told Melissa that the breakfast was well worth our delayed to an early start.  We were on the road by 10am; we headed west on I-40 to Amarillo, Tx. and then headed up through the Texas panhandle and got to Clayton N.M. before stopping for the night.  After driving 331 miles we are now set up at a KOA campground in Clayton, N.M.  The driving today was a bit tiring as we were fighting fierce winds most of the way.  
Getting ready for breakfast

Jacob, Melissa, & Edwin on the four wheeler

Kenneth Slagell, Stanley Shirk, & Edwin Detweiler

Monday morning breakfast at the canyon 
Merrill & Marie, Mary Jane & Stanley before leaving Oklahoma

1 comment:

  1. Hi all! sounds like you're off on quite an adventure. Enjoy! Enjoy! Enjoy!

    John had an EMC friend Ken Slagell--do you know if this is the same Ken?

    God's richest traveling mercies and grace to you!

    ~Carol Martin Yoder