From Palmer to Anchorage
August 31, 1992
The Alaska State Fair at Palmer was in full swing and we were glad to be able to make it there in time to see it. Of great interest to us were the huge vegetables that could be grown in the Palmer area because of the rich soil and long days and growing season.
Our eight-member team had an enjoyable gathering at the Artic Fox Inn in Anchorage where we all stayed the final night, and a memorable breakfast at Gwennie's Alaskan Restaurant on our last day in Alaska. Around the table are Rod and Brenda Nave, Sue and Warren Woolf, Harry Espy, Anita and Max Hardie, Curtis Martin, and Curtis' friend from Anchorage whose husband is taking the picture.
Our 1992 trip to work on the Mt. Redoubt Baptist Church was during the second summer of work on the church by visiting teams. It took the summer of 1993 with other teams to complete the church. They sent us this photo of the completed church. The older building where we stayed had at this point been moved. We were pleased to see the completed church and felt very blessed at having been a part of the building of this church.
How about this for a church in Alaska!! We were delighted to get this photo of the Mt. Redoubt Baptist Church in a real Alaska snow. I guess an image something like this was always back there in our minds as we were working on the building during the summer. Many measures were taken to insulate and seal the building against the Alaska winter.
The flight out of Anchorage on September 2 was certainly dramatic! You lifted off in clouds and then got breaks in the clouds that revealed the rugged snow-covered peaks of the Chugach range.
It was a great treat to see one of the tidewater glaciers from the air in its setting among the peaks. My best guess from the maps and the trace of the airliners route was that this was on one of the inlets south of Whittier.