We woke up at our Super 8 hotel and gathered in the lobby for breakfast. After prayer, we went over the days plans and boarded our Wonderstar bus. Once we had finished filling our water bottle we set out towards the Mendinhall Glacier spotting a porcupine and Stellers Jay. We had a lovely hike to its neighboring water fall where some of us realized how cold the water could be as its crashing water shot mist into the air. Then we were off to meet our home for the week, but before we could get there, it was time to shop.
We were split into cooking teams, each responsible for one dinner this week, and given a $70 budget with the restriction of no pasta or breakfast for dinner. We quickly divvied up rolls of who would go find what. Trying to keep budget in mind we went of comparing price tags to find a product for a bargain. After a half hour of gathering, calculating, and appreciating Alaska’s 5% sales tax, we brought our carts to checkout. Kevin’s team got through first with $7 to spare, next Carter’s team, but they didn’t have as good a time with it having to ditch their lettuce, guacamole, and Angel food cake. Finally it was Kristen’s Team, who squeezed through with $1.67 left. With our shopping done, and after we finished buying a few personal items, we were finally ready to get to the Lodge.
Once we finished unloading the bus and moving our bags to the rooms upstairs, we set out to discover our beautiful surroundings. We visited the chapel on this little peninsula right in front of our cabin, then explored the woods and rocky coasts it had to offer. We played sardines and infection tag, set up our Eno Hammocks, played music, and talked till the sun got low. To close the day, we gathered together out front of the chapel and prayed as the sun hit the mountains on the Horizon.
The thoughts and observations of our Journey to Adulthood pilgrims on their journey to Alaska.
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