Sunday, July 5, 2009

On our way to Kodiak! (June 17)

We began our Kodiak adventure from a room at Motel 6 in SeaTac, just a few miles from the airport. We spent 3 full days and 4 nights in this room, venturing from said room to visit our old church, build a bear at Build-a-Bear workshop, have dinner with dear friends who we hadn't visited with for years, visit the Seattle Aquarium and take a trip to the mall (remember, that is a big deal for us - no big malls in Coos Bay and no malls period in Kodiak!). Let me tell you, it was a good thing we had opportunity to 'get out' because 10 'check-able bags', 5 'carry-ons', 5 'personal items', 5 people, 1 dog and one dog crate makes for a very small room!

We all woke at 5:30am to be ready for our 6:30am pick-up at which time we crammed all of our worldly belongings (at least, all that were not already in or on their way to Kodiak) into the Suburban we hired to take us to the airport. Check-in took a while but all went smoothly, Henessy was drugged-up, her crate was searched and we were on our way!
Most of our bags lined up by the door of our room, with our clothes laid out for the next day. It doesn't look quite as dramatic in the picture as it did in real life, but I decided I'd still share.

Here is my family waiting for the subway train to take us to one of the satellite terminals at SeaTac airport.

Miriam on the train, just because...

A healthy breakfast at the airport.

Miriam and I on the plane.

Isaiah enjoying his window seat.

Incidentally, I don't know who Josh paid off but he was assigned a seat next to Joshua and I was assigned a seat with the two wild children...what's up with that? Lol!

Josh and Josh observing our landing in Anchorage.

This was just too cute, Miriam had her little stuffed animal bag on top of her carry-on with her bear (from Build-a-Bear workshop) on top of that seat belted in with her little purse which her friend Joanna made her for her birthday. Gotta love it!

Josh and Isaiah enjoy our layover in Anchorage.

The final leg of our journey, boarding the flight to Kodiak.

My boys preparing for take-off. Notice the safety card in the lower right hand corner? After we got seated all 3 of the kids pulled theirs out and were reading them, if we had had any problems they were ready! It was funny to me to see them all pouring over those cards!

Miriam took this picture of us in the plane, we all sat in the 5 seats across the back of the cabin. It was cool to be able to all sit together, however this also allowed us to hear our dog very clearly as she gave a little bark/yelp every 5 minutes or so which was a little disturbing!

We did lose a couple before we landed in Kodiak...

...luckily we were able to revive them upon arrival!

And...we're here! One of our first glimpses of Kodiak.

It was a rather ugly day when we arrived, like a mid-winter day in Coos Bay, but we have had many lovely, sunny days since...including today which is close to 70 degrees! It is wonderful and we are certainly going to enjoy it while we can.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, yay! I was hoping you'd blog about your trip and post some pictures of Kodiak. So glad you made it there safely and without incident. God is good!