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Jun 23, 2011 - Cooper Landing, AK on the peninsula

Today we arrived at Kenai Princess RV Park which is owned by the Princess Cruise Line. The lodge is next door and it is real nice. There are a couple of hiking trails around and it is on the Kenai River. Here are some pictures of the area. We plan to stay here for a couple of weeks.

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Jun 9, 2011 - The"Reds" at Russian River

Another travel day. Wed are going to check out a US Forest Service campground called Russian River. It is supposed to be a good campground and it is right on the Russian River and the locals in the bar last night told us the "reds" were running. Having no idea what that meant we asked and found out that "reds" are sockeye salmon and they were headed upstream to spawn. An easy 1 1/2 hour drive and we arrived at the campground. Asked the person at the gate what was happening with the fish and he said yes they were running and that some had...

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Sep 1, 2010 - Winding Down

Our next to last day - we like it here, but we have to think about getting back to our real lives. Our day started with another good RV breakfast, with microwave scrambled eggs, fried biscuits, sausage, and HOT coffee. After breakfast, we walked down to the beach and looked across Cook Inlet to the magnificent view of glaciers and brief glimpses of Mt Redoubt. We had another coffee and internet break at McDonalds in Kenai and continuied back down the Sterling Highway and we enjoyed the scenery and explored a couple of side roads to try to...

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Aug 17, 2010 - RETURN TO SEWARD

WE GOT AROUND A LITTLE EARLIER THIS MORNING FOR WE WANTED TO TRY AND GET SOME SIGHTSEEING DONE BEFORE THE RAIN SET IN. NOT LONG AFTER WE SET OUT ON OUR DRIVE INTO SEWARD IT BEGAN SPRINKLING AGAIN. WE STOPPED AT THE VISITORS CENTER FOR A REST STOP AND MET SUCH A NICE YOUNG COUPLE THERE. THEY WERE FROM AUSTIN, TEXAS AND COLLEGE STUDENTS. THEY WERE WITH A GROUP OF STUDENTS THAT HAD BICYCLED 4,000 MILES FROM AUSTIN TO RAISE MONEY THAT WILL BE DONATED TO M.D. ANDERSON FOR CANCER RESEARCH. THEY JUST FINISHED THE ROUTE 3 DAYS AGO. THEY WERE NOW...

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Aug 16, 2010 - SEWARD....

WE SLEPT A LITTLE LATER THIS MORN..GUESS IT WAS ALL THAT WORK WE DID YESTERDAY. ANYWAY COFFEE, BREAKFAST, DRESS AND OUT THE DOOR AT AROUND 10:00. GUESS WHAT...IT'S RAINING..SEWARD IS APPROX. AN HOURS DRIVE BACK UP THE STERLING HIGHWAY AND THEN SOUTH ON THE SEWARD HIGHWAY. VERY NICE DRIVE EVEN WITH THE RAIN. YOU REALLY REACH THE POINT THAT IT DOESN'T BOTHER YOU AND CERTAINLY DOESN'T DETER YOUR PLANS...MOST OF THE TIME. OUR FIRST STOP WAS TO GO TO EXIT GLACIER. WE DRIVE A SHORT DISTANCE DOWN THE ROAD AND THE ROAD IS BLOCKED OFF AND THERE ARE...

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Aug 15, 2010 - Catch Up Day In Cooper Landing

WE HAVE HAD A BUSY WORK DAY TODAY. BREAKFAST, THEN GETTING STARTED. I HAD TO CATCH MY CHECK BOOK UP, PAY BILLS AND BEGIN BLOGGING. SORTED CLOTHES AND WASHED. I HAVE BEEN ON THE COMPUTER SEEMS LIKE ALL DAY. I DON'T KNOW WHY BUT IT IS SO SLOW IN THIS VALLEY. IT HAS RAINED OFF AND ON ALL DAY AND WOULD YOU BELIEVE WITH THE SUN SHINING! YOU'LL THINK IT HAS STOPPED, THEN AFTER A LITTLE BIT IT STARTS UP AGAIN...I KID YOU NOT, TOMMY WASHED THE MOTOR HOME IN THE RAIN. IT WAS SO BAD AND THIS RV PARK WILL ALLOW YOU TO WASH YOUR VEHICLES. REALLY NICE...

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Aug 14, 2010 - Travel To Cooper Landing

IT WAS PRETTY COOL THIS MORNING. WE DRESSED, HAD BREAKFAST AND BEGAN PREPARATIONS TO LEAVE. CLOUDY AND RAINY AGAIN. TOMMY HAS SOMETHING HE WANTS TO GET A PICTURE OF BEFORE WE LEAVE. HIS PICTURE IS OF THE "DROPPINGS" BESIDE OUR RV SITE. WE DISCOVERED SOME OF THESE THE OTHER DAY WHEN I WAS TAKING PICTURES OF THE MUSHROOMS. SOMETHING WOKE ME UP LAST NIGHT. I GOT UP AND LOOKED OUT OF THE WINDOW, BUT COULD SEE JUST ON THAT ONE SIDE. SO WE DO NOT KNOW WHO THESE BELONG TO. WE WANT OUR VET TO REALLY CHECK THESE OUT AND ANY HUNTERS THAT MAY BE...

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Jul 6, 2010 - Cooper Landing, AK

July 3, 2010 Today we left camp and headed to Cooper Landing for the next part of our trip. This is a small camp which is part of the Princess Cruise Line System. We are in a deep valley surrounded by mountains and the Kenai River flows along the bottom of the camp. This river is a major salmon running river. Since the salmon as they migrate upstream to mate do not eat, the fishermen have to snag the fish with line and hook on the end of a fly like rod. After getting to camp the rain stopped. Bev went to town and got some neat fabric for...

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Jul 2, 2010 - Cooper Landing, Kenai Peninsula

Hello everyone, we hope you have some fun plans scheduled for the 4th of July weekend. Here is a little update as to what we have been up to the past few days. Monday (6/28) was spent giving the motorhomes and tow vehicles a much needed cleaning. Princess Lodge RV park in Cooper Landing allows vehicle washing so we took advantage of it. Tuesday we awoke to cloudy skies, and a little bit of rain showers. Our plans for the day were to head about 40 miles south and see what the Towns of Soldotna and Kenai had to offer. Due to the cloud cover,...

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Jul 1, 2010 - Ellie is Here and we're off on her adventure!

Wednesday June 30// – Spent the day washing the car and finally really cleaning it inside and out. It really had gotten filthy towing it. Dick also washed the RV so we will be ready to go after Ellie gets here this evening. Dick was able to talk the US Airways clerk into giving him a pass that would let him get to the gate where Ellie was getting off the plane. He met her as she was wheeled off the plane in a wheel chair. Her ankle is really swollen and we will have to get it iced for several days until the swelling goes down. She had not...

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Jun 25, 2010 - Wed. June 23

We are still in Seward. After a lazy morning, we visited the Seward Museum where we learned a lot about the 1964 earthquake. It was pretty amazing how much territory was destroyed of affected by it. It covered an area from Resurrection Bay to Anchorage. The tsunami came in almost 12 hrs. after the quake and did much damage to add to the destruction. Then we drove, without the RVs, to Exit Glacier, about 10 or 12 mi. from Seward. There was a trail a little over 1 mi. to the glacier. The book said it was an easy hike. Some of us old folk...

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Jun 23, 2010 - One More Day in Seward (photos later)

Check-out at the RV park in Seward isn't until four p.m. so we did some more exploring. We visited the city museum and learned about the settlement of the city as well as the impact of the 1964 earthquake on the city of Seward. The 1964 earthquake that hit Alaska is the "biggest", largest-rated earthquake that has ever hit North America. In fact, the top five earthquakes to hit North America has been in Alaska. Number six is the New Madrid, Missouri, earthquate of 1811-12. After a so-so lunch at "Alaska Nellie's" we drove the 13 miles to...

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