One of my best friends and supporters took this photo yesterday from inside his van of the exterior temperature gauge during their long drive up the Alaskan Highway to Fairbanks. This is a daytime temperature and it is accurate as you can imagine. From what I can tell, this wasn’t too cold for this time of year!
OK…it’s not so cold here in Mexico after all!
The Olson family arrived safely after a 14 day drive, ferry trip and drive once again. Not many people can say they’ve driven the Alaskan Highway in January! They did this trip with 6 kids, 1 dog, 1 very stressed cat and a lifetime of memories from their starting point in Tennessee.
Mark reports back to duty tomorrow on a military base there, so they didn’t have much choice about moving in January to one of the coldest inhabited regions of the Western Hemisphere. Praise God for giving them a great trip! Aside from getting snowed in upon their ferry arrival in Alaska (3+ feet of snow), they had no real problems…the kids didn’t throw each other out of the van either (well…not that I know about!).