|After two days of packing and checking lists, we hit the road for Alaska. The day started with rain around San Antonio and we stayed in the rain for about 100 miles as we drove up US 281. We stopped at our favorite bar-b-que spot--Hard 8 Bar-b-Que in Stephenville. If you are ever in Stephenville, Texas, I strongly recommend a stop at Hard 8 that is on US 281. We got into Lincoln Park around 3PM and set up for a three night stay while we visited with David, Jessica, Skylar and Brayden. Everyone in David's family is doing well. Jessica prepared a great chicken and dumpling dinner for us. We had a really good start for our trip.