Great Alaska Adventure: A Deep Breath and Another Slice of Pie
This was our final day in Bloomer with daughter Heather and granddaughter Lucy. It was also Hanna’s last chance to say goodbye to friends and get in one more practice with her band. She, by the way, is a talented vocalist who would like to parlay her talents into a music career. Anyone out there have any contacts with record companies?
Over the next 30+ days you’ll learn more about 18-year-old Hanna and you’ll discover why we’re so delighted she’s joining us on the Great Alaska Adventure. After today, most of the pictures you see on this blog will come from her. I’ve seen her photographic work and she has an exceptional eye for composition and unique views. Having her along is going to be special.
Marilyn and I said goodbye to Heather and promised to take good care of her middle spawn. We don’t know when we’ll be back this way or when she’ll make another trip to Florida, but hopefully the gap between visits will be short. Marilyn also got to spend additional time joyfully fulfilling her grandma duties with Lucy, who is growing up much too fast.
Of course, I had to go back to the MSC and, after thoroughly enjoying the Wednesday lunch special of pork roast, potato dumpling and sauerkraut, I tried in vain to satisfy my pie craving with a honkin’ big slice of transcendent banana cream pie. It was outstanding. But, I said to myself, is that all? Was this to be my final Main Street Cafe delight? The end of the Bloomer pie road?
I offered up a “Pastry Noster” and my prayer was answered when Lucy was unable to eat more than a few bites of her vanilla ice cream-topped Caramel Apple pie before succumbing to satiety and giving me a pieful reprieve. So, for two consecutive glorious days I gorged on two different kinds of peerless pies. I may have to put some more air in the air shocks to accommodate my growing girth.
Tomorrow, Marilyn AND HANNA and I will set out on Wisconsin and Minnesota back roads, heading west until we enter North Dakota at the Fargo portal.
“I can’t wait to get on the road again.”