Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Mini Josie's Day in Wasilla & Palmer, AK

We had a great day today!  It happens to be Veteran's Day today. Addy shared her breakfast with me and explained the Civil War. Her brother Sam is a Vet.  

I could not believe it but Kirsten's house burning raccoon stole one of my strawberries!!
I got it back eventually. After breakfast I had another history lesson from Marie Grace and Cecile. 

Cecile was so smart and Marie Grace was very kind to me.  After that we went shopping for some early Christmas gifts. I told my host mom it was a little early but she insisted. To my surprise we found another girl just my size!  But she was trapped in a box. My host mom rescued her and thought it was so cool that she had pink hair just like her. Her name is Isabelle, my host mom was having so much fun with me she thought it'd be fun to have another while I was visiting. 

After that we went to get a snack and knit.
It's almost a sock!! We then drove over to the city of Palmer which was only 15 minutes away. 

Check out this HUGE cabbage!  We are in the Matanuksa Susitna Valley and it’s known for farming. Since the sun is out almost 24hours in the summer the produce gets ginormous!

We got to pose with a statue of Balto too!! He led his team on the final leg of the 1925 serum run to Nome, in which diphtheria antitoxin was transported from Anchorage, Alaska, to Nenana, Alaska, by train and then to Nome by dog sled to combat an outbreak of the disease. 

Pretty far from Texas! We didn't see Houston on the sign though. 

Woooooo!! It is windy here!  We went over a half frozen river, the "Little Su" Isabelle stayed in the car this time. 

We drove up to Hatcher Pass and went on a tiny hike. I had to revive my host mom a few times. She blamed it on the 'thin air' and being out of shape. But she still made it!

Our ride is waaaay down there. Good thing I had this poncho with me! I lent Isabelle my scarf since she wasn't very prepared. 

We went home around 3:30 because the sun was starting to set. It gets dark here early. Isabelle and I found some candy in a squirrel!! I wonder if there's anymore in here...

I wonder what we'll do tomorrow!
Love, Josie. 

To see more of Josie’s adventures, click here to view her Travel Log!


  1. Love her looking for more stuff and upside down!

    1. Hahaha, Josie will go anywhere for candy! ^_^