As we are writing this it is just after 12:30 Sunday morning (Jan. 28). My wife and I just got home from the worst road trip of the year, so far.
Our son had been playing basketball in the valley and we were one of the several lucky parents who were driving home in the snow, rain, slush, ice, wind and darkness.
Anyone who lives here knows the kind of drive we just experienced. It was one of those warm winter nights that turns the road going into Seward into an ice rink Scotty Gomez would appreciate.
As my wife and I were breathing a sigh of relief sitting down in the comfort of our home, she mentioned we needed to thank some people.
We figure there were at least 10 buses on the road tonight. We saw six or more passing us going to Anchorage, and we know there were at least four driving the same direction as us since SoHi and Kenai had two buses each.
The people we want to thank are those individuals who drive our children on these unpredictable roads during the winter. I’m not sure we, as a populace, realize the thousands of miles of travel our children log each year. And while our children are logging those miles, so are the drivers who consistently return our kids to us safe and sound.
On this night-morning when my wife and I are beat just driving ourselves home, we want to thank those drivers who experienced those same horrible roads not just for what you did tonight, but also for what y’all do for our kids, safely, through the whole year.
Marsha and Mike Gustkey
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