A beautiful day on the Kenai, Wednesday, June 30, 2010

June 30, 2010 - 6:03 pm 1 Comment

This morning we left a dreary, cloudy, damp Seward Alaska and headed toward Soldotna. We had to backtrack about 45 miles because Seward is one way in, one way out. We passed through Cooper Landing and drove into the Cooper Creek campground one more time, just for a last look.

We were told that because this weekend is July 4, all of Anchorage “empties out” and heads for the Kenai Peninsula for a weekend of celebration. We made reservations for tomorrow night on the Homer Spit, which is a famous place for fishing. It’s the farthest point south we can go in Alaska, and like Seward, it is one way in, one way out. We will enjoy our stay in Homer. We’ve got reservations at an RV Park right on the spit.

We saw fishermen along the Kenai and Russian Rivers today, but it was so crowded, I couldn’t get a photo because there was no place to stop. We talked with Don and Sandie who flew back to Anchorage last night from Kodiak Island. She said the trip was good, but they did not spot one single bear. Bummer…. They are spending tonight in Seward and then will head north toward Calgary to catch their flight home on July 15.

We spent the afternoon seeing the sights around Soldotna and Kenai. We stopped at a Fred Meyer store (I’m hooked) in Soldotna and did our grocery shopping. Tonight for dinner we will have chicken breasts, corn on the cob (fresh from California), and a green bean casserole. Maybe I’ll make a low fat peach cobbler.

The Russian Orthodox Church was interesting in that, although they are currently doing renovations to shore up the walls of the church, they still have church services here. The church was built in 1894 and it still has the original chandelier in it. This community is still home to many Russian immigrants. The retired priest was very interesting and he gave us a lot of information about the church.

We really enjoy reading your comments and hope you continue to follow our journey. Stay tuned. Bonnie

One Response to “A beautiful day on the Kenai, Wednesday, June 30, 2010”

  1. Tom & Lynn Says:

    What a beautiful little church. When I worked at Castleberry’s, Fred Meyer
    was one of the stores in my territory that we sold seafood from the Cape May, NJ divsion of Bumble Bee. The pictures add so much to the story, so keep
    up the good work.
    Happy 4th of July and hope you get to see some fireworks.

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