July 23-24, 2011 ANCHORAGE, AK
Our first night in Anchorage after we all got settled, a bus picked us up and took us to dinner at the Sourdough Mining Company Restaurant which is a replica of an old mill house. Here we were treated to a delicious dinner which included Sourdough Corn rolls, Fries, BBQ Baby Ribs, BBQ chicken, Baked Salmon and soft ice-cream for dessert. Following dinner we were entertained by Dusty Sourdough in the tent city theater. Dusty, who used to sing with Glen Campbell, took us back to the gold rush days with song, storytelling and humor. It was here we also visited the chocolate factory.
Next morning found us in the Emergency room of Providence Hospital to see a doctor about a medical problem. This beautiful hospital is part of the University of Alaska and they took care of our needs very efficiently. After getting the necessary medication we decided that we should rest up for the next couple of days which wasn’t hard to do since the weather was miserable – wet and cloudy.
July 25-26, 2011 HOMER, AK
We left the campground in Anchorage at 6:30 a.m. on Monday morning. Unfortunately it was still
LAND'S END RV PARK
RV park along the shore of the bay.
raining and closed in with cloud so we were not able to see the beautiful drive along the Seward highway around Turnagain Arm, named by Captain James Cook on his last sea voyage looking for the Northwest passage, and into the Kenai Peninsula down to the town of Homer which is literally the “end of the road”. This is the furthermost point you can drive west on the North American continent. To go any further you have to go by boat, ferry or plane. It was fortunate that we left so early this morning as there was a very bad accident on the highway later in the day which held up traffic for hours. Since there is only one road down the peninsula, there was no way to get around the accident. The Kenai Peninsula is known as “Alaska’s Playground,” full of recreational activities, such as fishing, art and bear viewing. The Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival, in early spring each year, celebrates the arrival of the migratory birds that use the bay for feeding, nesting and aggregating. Homer is a wonderful place to visit and a great place to live. While here we took the opportunity to catch up with
LAND'S END LODGE
Sitting on the deck of the Lodge where we all had dinner the first night in Homer.
friends from our FEBC days who have retired in Homer, Leander and Louise Rempel. What a great visit we had over lunch in the Land’s End Lodge right on the end of the “Homer Spit”. Our table was right by a window where we were able to watch the fishing craft and Alaska ferry go by and people catching fish along the shore. Today many of our group chose to go deep sea fishing for Halibut on one of the charter fishing trips. We spent the day browsing through the little shops along the spit, enjoying the views and visiting with friends. We found a wonderful ridge-top lookout over Homer and took some great pictures of an unbelievable view. Tomorrow we head out again for Seward, which is at the end of Resurrection Bay.
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