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North America » United States » Alaska » Kenai May 31st 2017

Wednesday, we picked up our rental car in preparation for our drive around the Kenai Peninsula. The car rental place was a very tiny "off brand" outfit that was pretty difficult to find. After passing the address at least once, we texted him from the hotel courtesy van and finally located him standing by the curb at an unmarked commercial driveway. His office was around the back of the building, in a small camper/mobile home that he apparently lived in. The price was right and the vehicle turned out to be fine, though an older and very basic model. Before leaving Anchorage, we drove to the Alaska Native Medical Center, which has some incredible displays of Native American art. We spent quite a while there and were treated to a variety of art displays. Our first ... read more
Seafarer Memorial on Homer Spit.
View from our deck at Ocean Shores Motel
Gull Island

North America » United States » Alaska » Anchorage May 30th 2017

I flew from Cleveland to Anchorage, by way of Chicago. The Cleveland airport seems to have had a proliferation of shops along the concourses. It never fails that my plane departs and lands at the VERY END of the concourse, making for a long, long trek to the gate. I always thought that they should just put gates 25-30 close to the hub and skip the 24 empty gates in between, but now I see that the reason they have 30 gates is so they can fit in more stores, bars, and restaurants! The strangest thing I saw on the plane from Cleveland to Chicago is a guy with a nearly shaved head, except for a block "O" (looked like OSU) growing out of the crown of his head. Weird. While Cleveland airport's restrooms are frequently ... read more
First moose siting - in ANC airport!

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