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Jul 22, 2013 - July 21, 2013 Anchorage and then to the Kenai Peninsula

The quest to catch salmon has begun. We headed to the Kenai Peninsula where we stayed at the Diamond Farm bunkhouse. Great place to stay. It is between Kenai City and Soldotna. they have varying types of housing and a rv park. Salmon fishing was poor for most people and a failure for me. Timing is everything. But the crowds were much smaller than last year.

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Jul 18, 2013 - July 18 - On to Soldotna

Thursday July 18, 2013 Moving day again! We could easily stay here another week but if we want to see the rest of the state, we need to move on. Today we hooked up and headed north to Soldotna (around 70 miles or so). In so-doing, we passed along the same point that we did on the trip south – “North America’s Westernmost Highway Point”. There are roads west of here in Alaska but you must fly and/or travel by boat to reach them. We are at the Centennial Soldotna City Campground overflow area. No amenities and $25/day. They do have...

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Jul 17, 2013 - Soldotna, AK and Bear Viewing

After the cruise we spent a couple of days recovering in Wasilla and then headed to the Kenai Peninsula. The drive down once again was beautiful as we made our way around Turnagain Arm with the backdrop of the Kenai Mountains. Our first stop was Soldotna for three nights. Soldotna is a town of around 5,000 but with Kenai City only 3 miles away, there are 12,000 residents in the area. However, there were probably 20,000 - 30,000 people in town while we were there – all fisherman. It was “dip-netting” season for Alaskan Residents. This is a...

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Jul 16, 2013 - Day Trip to Nikiski

Took a day trip to Nikiski, a city on the Northwest side of the peninsula. And I finally saw something that provided real jobs- several oil platforms out in Cook Inlet and a couple of refineries. Otherwise the Kenai Peninsula is all about fishing and fun.

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Jul 15, 2013 - Dip Netting for Salmon

In July during the run of the salmon, the Alaskan residents are allowed to dip net for salmon. This only occurs on certain days of the month and only at the mouth of the Kenai river. They are allow to catch 25 fish for the head of the house, 15 for the wife and 10 for each child. So they come by the hundreds to dip net this stretch of the river and catch their yearly supply of fish. Quite a sight.

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Jul 14, 2013 - Homer to Soldotna

We have now reach to furthest place from Texas and will be making our way back to Texas .. The drive from Homer to Soldotna was a short one and we ended up in the middle of the salmon runs on the Kenai River and all the fishermen and excitement that go with this annual event. Enjoyed our short visit here.

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Jul 7, 2013 - Soldotna & Kenai, AK

Day before yesterday we left Anchor Point & drove the whole 77 miles to our new home at an old airport runway in Soldotna. Friends Mark & Diann Ross, who we met at Palm Harbor RV Park in Rockport 1-1/2 yrs ago, told us about this old airport runway where you can boondock for free. They spend their summers here - but this year are camp hosting at the county campground not far from here. We had a good drive from Anchor Point. We could almost see the Chigmit Mtns & the volcanic peaks across the inlet. We stopped in Kasilof for lunch at the...

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Aug 17, 2012 - Day 5 Alaska

Finally we are in a campground with wifi! Arrival in Anchorage last Sunday was fine. stayed 3nights at a Super 8. Toilet overflowed first morning, but all was ok after that. Rode bikes along Cook Inlet one afternoon. spent 5 hours in Anchorage Museum one day. Picked up RV on Wed., drove south to Seward and spent 2 nights there. Took an 8.5 hr cruise to see wildlife...many sea birds, humpbacks, sea lions, sea otters, and coastal goat, like our mountain goat. Included lunch and all you can eat salmon & prime rib dinner. I called some...

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Jul 24, 2012 - Soldotna, Alaska

Cool morning with a mix of clouds and fog. I left Homer at 10:15AM. I saw a moose with a young one just south of Anchor Point. Then another two just south of Ninilchik, and one just outside Soldotna. No place to pull over to get a picture of any of them. There were two turnouts where I was able to get partial pictures of Mount Iliamna as it was somewhat obscured by the clouds. The weather cleared the further north I went. I arrived at the Klondike RV Park in Soldotna at 11:55AM. 30amp E/W/S. Another couple I have corresponded with also...

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Jul 24, 2012 - Homer To Soldotna

7-24 Homer To Soldotna Sunny and 54 Degrees, Afternoon, Sunny and 60s! Stayed at Overflow Parking Lot at Arena For Centennial Campground That Had Difficult Maneuverability For Large RVs. What a Beautiful, Beautiful day! Thanks you, all, for whoever sent the wishes for sun…they worked! It was a great day to travel and explore. As we started up the Sterling Highway from Homer, the sun was on the mountains for the first time with no haze or clouds, and we were able to see mountains in the background that we didn’t even know were there. We saw...

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Jul 24, 2012 - fishing frenzy

The drive from Seward to Soldotna took us from the sea coast to the interior of the Kenai Peninsula. The mountains and glaciers gave way to flat land mostly covered by forest. At times the forest was lush, but there were patches of stunted and twisted pines that indicated that permafrost might be underneath. During much of the year this area doesn’t have much to offer a tourist; the towns are an ugly conglomeration of strip malls and fast food franchises facing wide highways. But in the summer this part of the Kenai is teaming with people...

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Jul 1, 2012 - Anchorage, Portage, Whittier, and Kenai

June 28 Today was rainy and cold. We did manage to go to a few places. One was the ULU Factory. We watched how the handles and blades were made and saw a laser-etching machine put the design on the handles. The ULU brand is one of the better manufacturers for these knives. I’ve had my ULU knife for years and it still works great. We did some shopping and then found a WiFi location so we could catch up on email, etc. Then we went to Earthquake Park. The park was built at the place of a huge land shift during the 1964 earthquake. This has to...

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