Did I leave you hanging? Well, they made it to the trailer, it hadn't been stolen. I was so relieved. That was everything we owned, down to the toothbrushes! Anyway, they slept in the car til morning, then took off the two wheels and headed to the nearest town to wait for the tire store to open.
Can I just say "Shame on You!" to those business owners just looking to make money off of travelers that are in a bit of a pickle. That crook charged Shad $350 for two tires! But he had no choice, that's all there was for a few hundred miles. What can you do?
They went back to the trailer and fixed all the tires. Then Shad realized what the problem was with the tires. No it wasn't all my heavy Scrapbook supplies! That first tire blew because of the terrible roads. But when we had the two new tires put on, the dill weed in Whitehorse gave us tires an inch bigger than they were supposed to be, so they were rubbing on the wheel well and that's why they blew. I have half a mind to drive back there and....yeah right.
So they got back to the house around 12:30, totally exhausted, but feeling like they had accomplished something.
We spent the rest of the afternoon just lounging around. Shad took Logan out on the ATV for a ride.
Logan liked the ATV, and Chance can't wait til we get some of our own. The kids can drive them on the road in Seldovia at 14. Yikes!
That evening Shad's youngest brother and his family came over for dinner. We hadn't seen him since he was about 10.
So the kids got to meet 3 of their cousins. All boys. All with shaved heads like Logan, so cute! And they are all like 6, 7 ,8 ,10 and 13. I need to line them up for a picture.
We had a great time visiting with everyone. All the kids spent the night, 8 kids total. I think Stephanie in totally insane! But they were all great.
We are heading to Homer tomorrow afternoon, I'm hoping that it will be a nice, quiet, uneventful drive. Fingers crossed!