I had totally forgotten about that note!! ahhaa! cool, the Baks were friends when they lived here in Northern Idaho. How do you like Alaska? I've never been there, but my husband has... actually when he and his brother were traveling up there they stayed w/ the Bak family. They thought it was really amazing how many kids they had! My husband is Swiss, and there are NEVER any family anywhere near that large over here! 5 kids is the largest he knows in his generation. His mom had 7 siblings, and his dad had 6, (all boys!!)
I have some friends who live in Delta Junction as well, do you know the Bak family? They are a little hard to miss, since they have 15 children! Some of them are married and wandered off to have their own family lives.
My husband Markus has been to Alaska, but not me....yet. He really wants to take another trip up there. Someday!