"Not all those who wander are lost"
J. R. R. Tolkien
Yesterday was a treat. My old friend Lori from Los Angeles hit me up a few days ago saying she'd be in Ketchikan at the same time as me. I met up with her and her husband, Jared, at The Asylum for a few early morning beers. I definitely recommend this place - reminded me of Austin.
From there I got in my rental car and took off to explore Ward Lake and the surrounding areas. I don't know if I mentioned it, but it rains a lot in Ketchikan. A LOT! Fortunately, I love when things don't go as planned and took it as an opportunity to challenge myself.
After getting back into town, I took a much needed shower and went to a quaint little place called Chico's for dinnesr. Another old friend from Los Angeles had told me that his aunt owned the place so I thought I'd check it out. His aunt Patty, fortunately, was working and was very welcoming.
After two days exploring this place, I can understand why so many people seek refuge in Alaska. There's a humbleness to people here and a simplicity in the day to day energy behind things.
It's about 8:30am here and I'm off to find some new trouble to get into today. Wish me luck!
Never stop exploring!