Day Nine was a much shorter day compared to the previous eight! We had a few hundred miles to get to Karl's dad's house, and even the numerous construction stops didn't slow us down. We stopped for lunch at the Eureka Lodge, which is really in the middle of nowhere at the top of a mountain pass. We were sitting down for less than a minute when Karl's two cousins pulled in for lunch as well! Karl was really happy to see family so soon into the trip and really exemplifies why he wanted to come back to Alaska. Not many pictures from today - it was a short drive and it was pouring down rain the entire day so you could hardly seen the scenery. Here's one photo from near the mountain pass - these poles are there to mark the road for snow removal crews because it gets so much snow here!