Seward and the Kenai Fjords

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July 17th 2013
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We left our great little motel in Homer under cloudy skies and balmy temperatures for our third day on the Kenai Peninsula and retraced our route along the Sterling Highway 1. Along the way we had one quick moose sighting near Kenai Lake. Riding along Steward Highway 9 we made our way over Moose Pass as the cloud cover gave way to patches of blue skies and the temperature began to rise.
Just outside of Seward we entered the Kenai Fjords National Park for a visit to the Exit Glacier. The approach to the ice field along Resurrection River under clear skies was stunning. We hiked to the base of the glacier where the runoff from melting ice created the river.
After sharing our lunch with flies and mosquitoes, we headed into Seward(the beginning of the Iditarod Trail) and checked into our B&B for the night. Situated on the front street of downtown, it has a million dollar view of the Fjords and Resurrection Bay. We unpacked and sat out on the front porch with a glass of wine, enjoying the 75+ weather and the views.
After dinner we were able to squeeze in a visit to the Alaska SeaLife Center, an amazing collection of marine life, habitat, aquariums, and educational displays. Unfortunately we only had an hour to buzz through before they closed.
The Fjords are really an amazingly beautiful place. We regret not having an extra day to explore them, and to enjoy our wonderful lodging spot a little longer.
Just hit 4,500 miles for the trip so far!

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18th July 2013

Are you EVER SO TIRED of hearing from me???? Spectacular! I will be shocked and amazed if you EVER return home to CA! You may decide that THIS is the life (at least until you run out of money!!) This is true beauty that is God's country
for sure!

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