Saturday, August 20, 2011

Going Shopping

We hope you liked our pics of the wildlife on the way up to Alaska,
and the things to do and see on our isolated island.
(By the way, none are photoshopped or changed;
that was the color of the sunrise on yesterday's blog)

But being isolated on an island in the north Pacific has its price.
You can't just go to the store and get what your recipe calls for.
In fact, when the weather is bad and the barge has not arrive,
those are times when the produce department is almost empty.

So once in a while we make a shopping trip to the mainland and Anchorage.

But, its not easy: :
a 12 hour ferry boat ride, followed by a 5 hour car drive
just to reach a Costco or a Sam's club.

So, you plan for weeks, you make your list, and you check it twice.
And then you take off in your expedition.

Just take a gander at what this trip brought:

Imagine the planning to pack this car so tightly..
and not buy so much that some might have to be left behind.

And when you drive back for 5 and ride the boat for 12 more hours....

you divi it all up, making sure each family gets what they bought.

And drive home with your acquisitions.....
until it is time to for the next expedition to be planned!

You guys in civilization take so much for granted!

1 comment:

Laurie said...

Thanks for putting it all in perspective. I m only about a mile from the nearest grocery store. You guys are real troopers!