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North America » United States » Alaska » Homer December 25th 2006

So, our wedding was in July...but we waited until winter to go on our honeymoon. These snowy winter photos should give you an idea why! We left home in Homer on December 25th and drove to Anchorage to spend Christmas in with some great friends and do some house-sitting. Our wonderful friends, Jessica and Nick, graciously offered to watch Alfred and Bandit, the four-leggeds that usually live with us. We finally began the journey south on New Year's Eve when we flew to California. We spent the first week of 2007 celebrating Marge's birthday and the New Year in Santa Cruz with Dave's family. We then headed to Rocklin to visit Kevyn's family and to be part of our friends Julie & John's wedding. We're spending these last few days in Rocklin with Mike (K's dad), ... read more
Keeping up with the snow
Goodbye Snowy House!
Christmas 2006

North America » United States » Alaska » Homer November 12th 2006

When in Alaska, all will advise you to go to the Kenai (Kee-nie) Peninsula and they know what they're talking about. Homer is the town at the end of the road in the Kenai Peninsula, on the bank of the Kachemak Bay and called the Halibut Capital of the world. During the summer months, Homer is known for trout, salmon and halibut fishing, hiking, sea-kayaking, clamming and mountain biking. Charter tours to see wildlife and glaciers and fishing abound. Dorothy, Al, Renee and I took a fishing charter with Rainbow Tours, Captain Art Morris and the Jackpot (see pictures). Highly recommended! Both Dorothy and I caught Halibut, wildlife was abundant and all had a great time. After fishing, make sure you head over to the Salty Dawg Saloon to share fishing stories. While I haven't been ... read more
Art Morris, The Captain
Sea Otter
Kenai Peninsula Countryside

North America » United States » Alaska » Homer July 29th 2006

Homer is another of those beautiful coastal towns surrounded by glaciers and rugged mountains cliffs dropping into the sea. It lies on the southwest corner of the Kenai Peninsula at the mouth of Kachemak Bay. Its most prominent geographical feature is the Homer Spit, a stretch of sand, barely ¼ mile wide, that extends 5 miles out into the water, separating Kachemak Bay from Cook Inlet. “The Spit” is where all the action is. It is lined with restaurants, bars, RV campgrounds, fishing and tour boat charters, float plane charters and, of course, the inevitable souvenir shops, where you can get yourself a “Spit Happens” t-shirt. We stayed 5 days at a relatively quiet campground right on the beach near the northwest end of the Spit. From here we could reach everything by bicycle - the ... read more
Shops Along the Boardwalk
Our Campground at Low Tide
The Small Boat Harbor

North America » United States » Alaska » Homer July 28th 2006

Homer was a strange place. Great campsite, with an almost-resident Bald Eagle, and a strange town where everything happens on a several mile long spit. But we didn't mind leaving it behind. Even though it doesn't look much, we were well over 200 miles from Anchorage and given the slow roads wanted to break the journey with an overnight stop somewhere in between. So we drove and drove, wondered why oncoming traffic overtakes on blind corners without coming up with an answer, and chose a town called Hope as a place to stay. Well, hamlet really. This is kind of opposite Anchorage across a bit of water called Turnagain Arm (humourous British explorers were getting fed up with thinking they'd found a route through to the other side only to have to 'turn again', like False ... read more

North America » United States » Alaska » Homer June 14th 2006

Hi Everyone, We are now touring away through the coastal towns and villages of Alaska. Right now we are on the Kenai Peninsula and have visited almost every town so far; Seward, Soldotna, Kenai, Anchor Point, Nillichick, and Homer. Everything here has been so beautiful and unexpected. We started out in Seward, Alaska visiting the harbor and Kenai Fjords National Park. The town is situated on the Gulf of Alaska and Resurrection Bay which is surrounded by coastal mountains. The mountains are beautiful and there are so many glaciers visible from the streets of the town. We indulged in some fresh seafood and walked around the harbor. The next day we went to Exit Glacier, which is part of the Kenai Fjords National Park and took some lovely hikes right to the glacier. When we arrived ... read more
Seward's Harbor
Up close and personal shot of Exit Glacier
Misty Cold Coastal Mountains of Seward

North America » United States » Alaska » Homer July 17th 2005

It is not enough to be busy…..The question is what are we busy about?----Henry David Thoreau July 17, 2005, Sunday. We decided to drive out to the “Spit”. It seems to be a throw back to “Hippie-Ville”. The Spit is the end of Homer, there is not where else to go except into the water of Cooks Inlet. There are lots of little shops and things that were started but…..very disorganized. The “daylight thing” got us up early, so we did some laundry before going to mass at 11:30 at St John the Baptist. We sure got our money’s worth, the service went on for a long, long time. The priest was from my home dioceses in Newark, NJ, and had been briefly at my home parish, Our Lady of Fatima, North Bergen, NJ, but ... read more
Homer mountains
Bobby Kennedy Jr
Native Dancers

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