We made it to Alaska last night at 1:30am Louisville time, 9:30 here.
From the airport in Anchorage we took off walking in the direction of a hostel I found on google, and within 200 yards a guy in an suv pulled up in front of us to give us a ride. I already love AK!
I’m not judging, but the guy was smoking a cigar and smelled like vodka.
That aside, he drove us to a hotel where we got a midnight meal and some local brew (Alaska Amber), and wished us luck.
We finished our meal and walked about a half mile to Spenard Hostel, set up our tent, and slept like logs (after unzipping someone else’s tent…the lady that runs this place had said there would be a tent waiting for us…woops).
So much for the “packing list” we forgot the tooth paste but luckily Mols found baking soda under the sink in the hostel (YUM).
This morning we drank some coffee, packed up our stuff, took showers and are waiting on the owner so we can pay; apparently Alaska time is a lot like Africa time.
Wish us luck getting to Homer today, we’ll either get a ride from someone (hopefully not yet intoxicated) or take the shuttle.
Cheers from the land of the midnight sun.