Day 37 – July 12, 2001 – We spent another day at the the home of Bruce and Marl Campbell to do repairs on the car. Bruce has three garages and we took up two of them and the parking area in front. Bruce fixed a great breakfast each day for all the working types. After working all day yesterday, the engine was ready to put back in. We waited until this morning for the actual installation because everyone was tired last night. First thing this morning, the great effort took place. Everyone, including Bruce, was involved and Nancy took pictures. Success! We are getting awfully good at this, unfortunately.
The rest of the day for the car repair people was spent finishing the Fordor, doing some maintenance on Ken’s car, and repairing a problem with the steering linkage in Jennifer’s pick-up. Nancy and Cindy, nether of whom are mechanically inclined, took an afternoon trip out to the Portage Glacier with Bruce and Marl. (No need for EVERYONE to miss out on the sights of Anchorage!) By the end of the day, all cars were running, laundry was done, supplies were packed, and a terrific Chinese dinner was devoured. We went to bed late and set the clock for 5:30 am since we have a 250 mile day tomorrow.