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Sunday, June 8, 2008

Leaving For Alaska

On Saturday, Nicki made us all proud by graduating from UW Med School. Here she is walking across the stage with her new fancy hood/sash thingy:

You can now call her doctor, but she says ,"Don't expect me to diagnose that rash of yours."
We spent our final night in Seattle with friends who first helped us pack and then invited us over for board games. I can think of no better way to wrap up our Seattle experience.
Sunday morning we were up at 5:00 and greeted with a knock at the door by a good friend who decided she needed to deliver us some rolls she made for us. Lia you're crazy.
Here is the route Nicki and I drove on Sunday:

The whole trip was 560 miles and took us about 13 hours. Nicki is still getting used to kilometers and kiloliters and hasn't quite wrapped her mind around things being printed in French as well as English. A few embarrassing moments to be had. Here is Nicki outside the town of Quesnel feeling a little sheepish. (What's a mouton?)

The drive had a lot of great scenery: big rivers, big mountains, waterfalls, and cute towns. OK, Kevin, Canada is pretty cool. Unfortunately, my camera was packed away for most of it. I'll be better over the next couple of days and take better and more pictures.
We miss our Seattle friends already. This has been the toughest move either one of us has ever made simply due to the fact that we have left so many wonderful people behind. I truly hope we can stay in touch and please, not just Seattle people, come up and visit us.


Lindsey said...

Congratulations, Nicki--hope you two enjoy your road trip!

lia said...

I maintain Jason is crazier than I am, but he does look cute in that orange vest.
Hope you guys are cruisin' right along and enjoying the trip. Take care, and call my dad ;-)