We got to our hotel at about 10pm Alaska time (1am MN time). Everyone is running of fumes at that point. All of our early preparation, double checking, and calling (up to our departure) paid off.
The flight went great, some turbulence but nothing major, and not for too long. All of our luggage made it. Yeah! (They had a great selection of digital entertainment for the whole family!)
(2 pictures from our flight, the first is flying out of MSP, and the second is flying over the mountains of Alaska)
The rental vans were next. Brian had called about 5 times to double check on the availability and reservation of the 3 minivans…and wouldn’t you know it, they only had two. With a little shuffle we got a free upgrade on the third to 12 passenger van. Wohoo!
We got to the hotel, no hiccups here. It’s a wonderful place to finally land for the night. The service and rooms are nice, clean, and quiet.
It’s 6:20, time to head down to our free breakfast. Then we’re off to our first day in Alaska including orientation with Alaska Mission for Christ, grocery shopping, and a little sight-seeing.
Praise and thanksgiving for God taking care of our travel, luggage, vehicles, and hotel accommodations. Please pray for our shopping that we find all we need. Pray for our hearts and eyes to be wide open and see where God is at work in us, this place, and on this trip. Pray with us Philippians 2:1-11, our meditation for Thursday night, our first night on the ground.