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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 - 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 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 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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Jun 28, 2012 - Rudy's blog

Hi, Rudy here. I just want everyone to know that I did not choose to go on this trip, I WAS FORCED! However, since I am here I have been discovering a lot of new smells. They are different smells than back home (wherever that may be now) but they small like something big and stinky. The plants and flowers all smell different too. The ground is too hard to dig in for my potty so I have to use my litter box. To pay them back for dragging me on this trip, I use the box with a big stink as soon as both of the Mamas are in the vehicle and we are...

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Jun 26, 2012 - Soldotna, AK

Tue, 26 Jun: Soldotna, Alaska. We moved north today, all of 76 miles. We awoke to a really gloomy morning with clouds so low you could almost jump up and touch them. It was threatening to rain, and it was no idle threat. We got Carpe ready to roll and did so about 0930. Bob drove the coach to the nearby City of Homer dump site and Sandi followed in Dinkum. For $2.00 we topped off our potable water, dumped our holding tanks, and took numerous photos of the Bald Eagle sitting atop a nearby tree (see pix). Just about the best $2 deal in quite...

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Jun 18, 2012 - Day 55, drive to Soldotna

Day 55, Monday, June 18, 2012 Another great day of mostly blue skies with temperatures around 60. We left the Portage Valley and headed south on the Seward Highway then west on the Sterling Highway. This area is all about the fishing. We followed the Upper Kenai River and pass the Russian River and Kenai Lake (the origin of the Kenai River). The fishing here is incredibly complicated. I thought I would get a fishing license for the year and fish all summer like I do at home. But no, there are all different salmon that run at different times...

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