Another Sunday is here
Trip Start Jul 12, 2010
74Trip End Sep 24, 2010
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After lunch we went to the Kenai Peninsula Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center. When we got there, the video had just started based on "Alone in the Wilderness." I think I mentioned it once before when someone told us about it
After the video we looked around at the displays and then hiked the Centennial Trail in the Refuge. We met some people at a lookout by the lake that are with a caravan group of Airstream Campers. They remembered when the Airstream group had their national rally in Bismarck and there was a huge hailstorm. The people still call the dings that you get from hail "Bismarcks!"
I spent awhile today researching again the possibility of going to Glacier Bay National Park. I had tried previously getting reservations online at the lodge since we can't take the motorhome there. It is only accessible by ferry or air. I called today and was pleased to learn that there was a room with a view available for 3 nights right after Porter and Anthony go back which would be great timing for us. My next challenge was to continue trying to figure out how to get there. Again, as with Kodiak Island, I was sure there must be a ferry that goes there that is reasonably priced even though it takes several hours
We had some of Wayne's king salmon for dinner tonight. I sprinkled it with a "Made in Alaska" spice blend of thyme, sage, oregano, curry powder, basil, dillweed, and tarragon and baked it in the oven. Let me assure you that these spices were not all grown here I'm sure, just that the mixture was concocted and bottled by someone in Alaska. Also put some baked potatoes in the oven and made some coleslaw to go with it. The salmon was very moist and very tasty. I give it a "10." We'll enjoy having fish at least once a week.
I talked to Anthony & Porter this evening. Porter is very excited about their upcoming trip and says he is going to be "inspired" when he comes to Alaska. I think he will be, much like I have been. We in ND like our wide open spaces and sense of adventure....Alaskans more so!
Wayne is planning to fish for silver salmon here on the Kenai River tomorrow. I think it's going to be a nice day so I will find a book and a lawn chair and wait to get a picture of him landing one!