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Jul 27, 2016 - Fish Fry on the Kenai River

We had another nice lazy day at the campground, then in the afternoon we drove to our friend's relative's cabin on the Kenai River for their annual fish fry. Thank you so much to Mary & Frank for inviting us, and Mary's wonderful brother & sister-in-law, Jim & Margaret Ann for extending their hospitality to us. We met a lot of nice and interesting people, and the food was wonderful!! We got home (our camper) about 10 pm, it was a mostly cool & cloudy day, and now it's raining again. Mary & Frank are flying home to Mpls. tomorrow, and we...

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Jul 26, 2016 - Departing Homer for Sterling

We departed Homer at the crack of 10:30 AM, heading to Sterling for 2 nights. We secured a site at "Real Alaskan Cabins & RV Park", it's a nice place with lots of trees & ambiance. Only problem is it's close to the highway and we can hear it, but after the long stay at Russian River over-flow lot, we're kind of used to the sound, it's the same highway, just 30 miles or so south, so it's the same traffic. The weather remains to be rainy & cool, I guess this is more "normal" summer weather in Alaska, not the sunny 70s & 80s we had come to...

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Jul 19, 2016 - Lunch with Condons & visit at Kenai River

We drove to Sterling today to have lunch with Mary & Frank Condon at Suzie's Café, then went down to Mary's brother's cabin on the Kenai River where we met the relatives and friends in that area. Frank went out into the river to demonstrate some fly fishing, unfortunately, Ken did not bring his fishing license along so could not participate, bummer! Frank had a few hits, but was not able to bring one in. We had a nice visit out on the porch with Frank, Mary, Margaret & Jim. Meanwhile, Henry & Veronica had notified us that they were going to...

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Jul 4, 2012 - Day 71, 4th of July

Day 71, Wednesday, July 04, 2012 It rained steadily all evening and part of the night. It’s still gray and gloomy this morning. We (okay it was Rob) started a crockpot of chili and we drove back into the town of Kenai to go to the movies. We got caught up in traffic from the 4th of July parade and almost missed the beginning. Fortunately, they show about 15 minutes of trailers first. We saw the new Spiderman movie in 2D. I didn’t really think it was as good as the others, but it was entertaining. When we got back to camp, we took our chili...

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Jul 3, 2012 - Day 70, Around Sterling

Day 70, Tuesday, July 03, 2012 Happy Birthday Cindy! It is cloudy and cooler today. It might have made it to 50 degrees, if that. Our day trip took us straight north along the Swanson River Road. It’s a wide gravel road lined with wild roses in bloom and some kind of ground cover with little white flowers. The fireweed is almost ready to bloom. This road leads to what is claimed as a world class canoe trail system within the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. There are two canoe trails, one is the 60 mile Swan Lake route that connects 30...

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Jul 2, 2012 - Day 69, move to Sterling

Day 69, Monday, July 2, 2012 We moved about 40 miles north from where we were, back through Soldotna (damn it, the bakery is closed until after the 4th). We saw one moose by the side of the road on the way. We stopped in Sterling at the Alaska Canoe RV Park which is the only one in the area that claims to offer WiFi. Once we were settled and tried to log on, of course we can’t. We will have to go hunt it down again.

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Jul 13, 2011 - Homer

The plan for the morning was a birding and wildlife tour of Kachemak Bay. The weather was partly cloudy, but the wind was blowing 15 to 20 knots with 30+ forecasted for the afternoon. The seas were 3 to 5 feet. The tour guide decided to cancel the trip two of our party were quite happy. I think we missed out on a chance to see who in the group were susceptible to mal de mer (seasickness). We decided to hit the road early and spend some time in Kenai and Soldotna. We camped at the Skilak Lake Campground in the Skilak Wildlife Recreation Area.

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Jul 10, 2011 - Peterson Lake

After Breakfast we headed out to the bridge platform where we watched several bears fish. We decided to visit the cultural center which is a shelter over a restored xxx that dating back 500 years. These people were a hardy lot that settled this area. Our first leg of our trip was on a float plane to Kulik Lodge where we transferred to a twin engine Navaho for the 1.5 hour flight to Anchorage. After replenishing our supplies we headed to the Kenai Peninsula. As the evening progressed Kathy found a campground for the night for us and as we...

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Jul 2, 2011 - Sterling

We arrived in Sterling to find a quaint little town with a cute little RV Park - even had Moose wandering through it. Seems Palmer is quite the chainsaw carving area! Lots of furniture and creations all carved from wood.. pretty cool. We knew we were on our way to Homer, so anything before it was anti-climactic... shame, pretty area in Sterling as well!

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Jun 26, 2011 - Lunch in Sterling

This will be a catch up entry for June 22nd-26th. On Friday I went to the 17th Annual Quilting on the Kenai Show in Soldotna at the Cook Inlet Academy. The quilts were very beautiful and there were several vendors there selling the latest in gadgets. I only bought a spool of fusible thread--it looked like it might be just what I need to get my egrit wallhanging started and finished. The best of show quilt was won by Sue Wilson who is working at Robin Place Fabrics for the summer, but who lives in Ohio during the winter. Her pattern is a...

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Aug 29, 2010 - Kenai Fjords - Aialik Glacier

A perfect day in Alaska? We had a great day today. We had an early sailing on one of the tour boats to Kenai Fjords NP. We left the dock under clearing skies and in no time we were under clear blue skies. We spotted a couple of eagles early in the morning and then stopped to observe a harbor seal and a little later saw our first steller sea lions. As we entered the NP, the Fair glacier was the first glacier of the day. We moved on into the park and observed Holgate glacier. Since the weather and ice conditions are perfect, we are heading to...

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Aug 16, 2010 - Sterling, AK

It is off to Sterling today [92 miles, 3 hours]. Since we are retracing Friday’s route, there is nothing new listed on the trip log. However, we decided to make some alterations. Our first side trip was in Ninilchik where we visited the Holy Transfiguration of Our Lord Russian Orthodox Church. The church was closed but the exterior was grand. The church cemetery was interesting also. Most of the graves had crosses and lots of them also had mementoes of the individual. One grave had a six-pack of beer on it. Our next side trip was the...

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