31. Montgomery, AL to Anchorage, AK; January 17 – 21, 2014

Kris and the kids flew in from Louisiana to Montgomery and we all flew together to Northridge for Christmas number 3, the first time in more than a year we had been back.  Anna was now big enough to hold oranges.

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We went to Santa Anita to watch the horse races and eat the same corned beef sandwiches I ate as a boy.

Zach ran around.  The sandwich was smaller and more expensive than I remembered.

I found a horseshoe next to the track; the first one I had found in dozens of trips to the races and a sure sign of good luck.  I lost every race I bet on.  Zach, three years old had wandered off.  We found him before he got too far.  I kept the horseshoe.

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On ‘Christmas’, we exchanged gifts and ate too much candy.  It was too warm for Christmas, a California winter.  But we got a good family photo.

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We said our goodbyes and headed back to LAX, ready for Alaska and more snow.

Days on the road this trip: 5

 

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