Historic Russian Orthodox Church in Ninilchik, AK
Photo credit to alaska-travel.net
Getting into crunch time as the tour is just a couple weeks away. I’m rushing to complete last minute arrangements such as secure a correct pin number for my ATM-debit card, craft a bike box, track down a TSA-approved lock, complete a cheat sheet for team back home, etc.
Last weekend I graduated H6 and H7 handgun training at Personal Protection Academy. I feel very confident thanks to instructor Michael Bender and his meticulous training.
This week I’m pretending I leave on Friday (even though I don’t) so I get everything done that’s needed. Throw into the mix spending some time over the weekend with my dad for Father’s Day and then getting a call from Fox 6 in Milwaukee. Reporter Laura Langemo will be coming out Monday to do a story on the tour and help us rally support!
Behind the scenes there was this little tidbit as I searched for a place to stay my first night in Anchorage.
The first day basically involves me getting grounded. The timezone change and an extremely long day from takeoff to making my final destination are normally exhausting.
Anyway, I read reviews on the seven youth hostels in Anchorage and all said 1) drug haven and 2) bedbugs. I’ve already experienced both and don’t need a refresher – so blindly I Googled ‘bike stores in Anchorage.’
I messaged a brief update about my tour, asked about purchasing bike tires and then queried a reference for churches or some couch surfing.
The letter I received June 10 was AMAZING! See below.
Hi Judy –