Last Saturday, it was time for my folks to head back to Minnesota. Since our boat was done and ready for the water, we decided to motor over to Teller then drive the Nome-Teller highway. It was a beautiful day, the sun was shining and fall colors were in full swing.
It was sad to say good-bye to my mom and dad at Alaska Air but once again, we enjoyed their visit. They have been to Brevig enough times now that it just feels normal to have them around. They're getting to know quite a few folks around town, they go out and about without us, help with projects around the house and even volunteer at the school. I was surprised at how many times people asked if they'd be back in the spring. I guess everyone is used to seeing them on a regular basis.
Since were were in Nome . . . we took advantage of what the big city has to offer. We did some shopping, ate out and visited with friends. James and Amy put us up for the night, fed us, and all those other good hospitality sort of things. We were able to meet their beautiful new baby, Archer, and his big brother Justice.
On our way out of town, we stopped by the home of more friends, Melinda and Cam. They recently completed the construction on their house and had some left over flooring they were willing to donate to our cause. We are excited to see what we can do with it to fix up our flooring at the beach house a bit.
On the way home I couldn't stop thinking about how thankful I am for friends and family who make our lives so rich.