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Published: September 15th 2011
Upfortunately, it rained while we were walking around Talkeetna. The only thing to do was to find somewhere to wait out the rain!
We left Denali on Thursday morning to drive to Talkeetna where we stopped the night in an Alaska State Park. It started raining again while we were walking around Talkeetna and it rained all night and into the next morning and the rain stayed with us until we got into Anchorage. The sky started to clear and we stopped for lunch in the first view-point south of Anchorage and there was Mount McKinley. The remainder of our trip to Soldotna was wonderful, clear blue skies through some great scenery. We planned to stay in the Fred Meyer store parking lot in Soldotna. The store generously provides proper parking spaces for RVs as well as a dump station and potable water. We took the opportunity to drive to Kenai and visit the Moose Lodge that we had joined at the Gypsy Journal Rally in Yuma. The Lodge was nice enough and the folks certainly friendly, we never could find the RV parking spaces and truthfully if the electrical connections were in as good a shape as the parking lot we probably wouldn’t have plugged in anyway.
The drive from Soldotna to Homer is an easy one, although a lot of it is
Soldotna is known for it's salmon fishing. Folks stand along the paved river bank beside the visitors center and throw in a line. This guy got a beauty.
on narrow roadways. There are three major fishing derbies going on throughout the summer in the peninsula so the roads that follow the rivers are pretty congested on weekend days….we of course were driving to Homer on a Sunday. However, the sun was shining so no complaints. We had chosen to park on the Homer Spit and arrived there as a lot of folks were leaving so had no problem getting an RV space overlooking the ocean. The scenery is beautiful.
Driving on the roads that connect the coastal towns on the Kenai requires a person to keep their eyes on the road in front, which is difficult when you are surrounded by such beauty. The Kenai is certainly a lot more scenic than what I have seen elsewhere in Alaska.
The pictures can do the “talking.”
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