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Jul 16, 2016 - Kenai Fjords Wildlife tour to Fox Island

This was an amazing day! Once again, we took a glacier/wildlife boat tour, this time out of Seward, and what made it even better was we got to do it with good friends from Mpls., Rebecca Braasch & Kevin Koski. The timing worked out that we were able to get on the same tour that they had booked several months ago. The boat took us exploring thru Kenai Fjords Nat'l. Park. We saw lots of wildlife in addition to 3 more glaciers. To top it all off, it included a prime rib/salmon buffet on Fox Island toward the end of the tour; the food was...

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Alaska 2016

Jul 16, 2016 - Day 53 Moved to Seward, AK

Well we spent 4 days in Homer, and have now moved to Steward, Alaska. While in Homer we went on a charter for halibut, and salmon, but the afternoon weather turned bad and we were in a smaller boat, than we wanted to be out in the ocean. Long story, but we did not fish for salmon, and spent 3 hours, to get back to the dock. We were all glad to set foot on land. We did manage to each catch our limit of Halibut. Wouldn't you know Linda's was the biggest! I tried to get her to hold it up, but she would not touch it. So I got her to kiss it. (...

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Jul 16, 2016 - Seward, Alaska

Seward, Alaska We arrived in Seward, and drove out to camp at Miller's Landing, which is a big fishing, sightseeing, kayaking area. It is on Resurrection Bay, which was named by Alexander Baranov, a Russian sailor, who had to retreat into the bay because of a bad storm in the Gulf of Alaska. When the storm settled down it was Easter Sunday so he named it Resurrection Bay. Miller's Landing has a view across the bay that is beautiful !! There are guided kayak trips that leave from here for several days, camping at night, and lots of fishing...

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Alaska Trip 2016

Jul 13, 2016 - Last in Seward and on to Palmer/Sutton

We spent our last day yesterday in Seward, might be my favorite Alaskan spot we have stayed, taking a little hike up to Exit Glacier just a few miles from the campground. We hiked through the woods with pesty flies bothering us the entire way, but the weather was beautiful, but quite warm. But all things changed when we reached the top and viewing point for the Exit Glacier. It was nice and cool, and very windy!! It felt good after our hot hike to get there. The glaciers are just beautiful. The blue appearing ice and all of their...

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Jul 12, 2016 - Seward,AK continued

We spent the first full day in Seward visiting the Marine Life center here. It is a beautiful facility. Here we saw Sea Lions, spotted Seals, hundreds of different sea creatures and fish. And lots of information on the different Salmons and how they run. I thought I knew how all that worked, but I have really been educated about the Salmon and their behavior while in Alaska. Our afternoon was a visit to the Seavey Dog Sled Mushing Kennels and Homstead. I had met Dan Seavey in Anchorage and bought his book on the First Iditarod race of 1973,...

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Jul 12, 2016 - Still on Keani Pennisula in Seward Alaska

Hello all!! Today's entry will be for the last two days. I have limited service, so will combine! After leaving Homer we traveled to our next destination, Seward, AK. About a 150 mile trip from Homer. We made a quick stop at the Russian River to see if we could spot the Salmon running. The glacial blue waters are beautiful, but opaque, so it's hard to see the fish clearly. Not many fisherman around, which also indicated that the Salmon aren't quite here yet. In another week they should be running strong and the Russian River will be elbow...

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Jul 9, 2016 - Seward Alaska

We stayed at the best campground. We stayed at a oceanfront campsite right by the bike path we assume scenery. But that not why it was the best, it had a playground the always has kids in it. Mom and Dad did make me do some educational stuff, we went to mile 0 of the Iditarod dog sled race and marathon mountain home a crazy race on the 4th of July and a really cool aquarium.

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Jul 5, 2016 - Seward Alaska

We head down the same highway we traveled to go to Girdwood, headed for Seward Alaska. It’s called the Seward Highway Scenic Byway. Again we didn’t see any beluga whales. Must be the wrong time of year. On our way we see lots of hiking and biking trails. Lots of creeks and very pretty green hills. After we cross the Ingram Creek we come to the "Welcome to the Kenai Peninsula" sign. We have now crossed the isthmus that separates the Kenai Peninsula from the Turnagain Arm. It's a rainy day perfect for driving. We planned to stop at...

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Alaska 2016

Jul 5, 2016 - Sea Life Center

The majority of our day was spent at the Alaska Sea Life Center. Karen wanted to take the behind the scenes tour and we did. I wasn't too impressed, it was an hour long tour of the back rooms of the center. Nothing special really, oh well. The tour of the center was quite interesting with a fair variety of sea life displayed very professionally. I sat there and watched, below the waterline, the harbor seals swimming around for an hour or more. They had puffins, sea otters and a huge sea lion. We had a late lunch at Ray's Waterfront...

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Jul 4, 2016 - Mt. Marathon

Our day was totally consumed by the Mt. Marathon race here in Steward, Alaska. It is a race that began a hundred years ago as a bar bet. One fellow bet another that he could run to the top of the mountain and back down in an hour. If you look at this magazine cover you can see the town of Seward in the background which will give you a good idea how steep and difficult this run is. They run 3 groups, youth, men and women. There were about 500 runners in each group, so you can imagine the excitement. The course is about 3 miles up and 3...

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Jul 3, 2016 - Church

With the extra 20,000 people in town the internet is overloaded and access is limited. Entries to this journal may not be made because of it. We are going to be here at Seward for a few more days. We went to church this morning. Karen was starving for fried chicken after church and the best place she found was at the SafeWay deli. For such a little town it had a remarkably huge variety of food. Makes you wonder why Greenville doesn't have something as nice. This town is normally 4,000 people. I took a picture yesterday of Karen with some...

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Jul 2, 2016 - Exit Glacier

About steak night at the Legion, it was great! You pick out your steak, season it up how you like and then when you're ready, go outside and cook it on the gas grills they have going. We each had a ribeye last night but they were big enough we could have shared one and had enough. As it was we had enough left over for breakfast this morning. All for $10! And that includes a baked potato and a salad. It was a great deal. Our goal today was to hike up to Exit Glacier. It was a huge glacier covering about 30 square miles back during the gold...

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