Movin' on takes too much time
Trip Start Jul 12, 2010
74Trip End Sep 24, 2010
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Where I stayed
Miller's Landing RV Park
After awhile Porter and I went for a walk down to the river to check on the fishermen. There was no excitement of bears in the river today. Part way down the trail, we met them coming up. Anthony had caught a silver salmon so that was exciting. Seemed like they were satisfied to have caught one and were ready to move on to another location which is the plan for today
The guys showered, we packed up the camper, emptied the tanks and then stopped at the Sunrise Inn Cafe for lunch. Val & Wayne Albrecht had eaten there on their trip in July and told us that the ladies were so nice, the flowers on the deck were really pretty and the food was good! Another lady at the K'Beq Historic Site also recommended it to us. Wayne was disappointed that they were only serving breakfast until noon but we had a delicious brunch. And, yes, the ladies were really nice! We also noticed that they had a collection of salt & pepper shakers with different ones on each table and at the bar. The set on our table were bears and one nearby was a dog and a fire hydrant. Missy had a collection that her godparents had started for her when she was little and it required multiple boxes by the time she took it from home. Not sure where they are at now but this was a unique idea and a good conversation piece.
The drive to Seward was only an hour and Porter kept Grandpa company in the front seat. We switched just before getting to Seward so we could find the couple campgrounds we had decided we'd check out before choosing one to stay at. The first was the municipal campground right in town. It was close to the harbor, on the beach, had electrical hookups at some of the sites, but was a gravel parking lot with slots to park. We decided to drive the narrow gravel road to Lowell Point which is where Miller's Landing RV Park is
The campsites were in a wooded area without a blade of grass anywhere. With the rain there has been, we chose a location next to the tenting areas which was grassy and had picnic tables and a campsite. It wasn't that we needed trees for shade as it's not that hot. As a matter of fact we will take any sunshine we can get! I was quite annoyed by the loose dogs running around and the chaos of being in the center of activity but oh well...we're only here for the evening as Porter and I have plans for tomorrow during the day. We're going to the Sea Life Center in Seward and to the Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center/Exit Glacier.
The other disturbing occurrence tonight was when the fishing charter for today came in and had not caught any halibut or salmon! I didn't think that ever happened. I know it's getting late in the season but I thought these guys know enough about fishing or different spots to always get some fish. They had some bass I think. Hope tomorrow is different or we'll wish we would have stuck with our original plan instead of adding this to the itinerary!
We grilled hamburgers for supper and ate outside at the picnic table. It was sunny so very nice. We also had a campfire and made popcorn for our evening snack. Porter chose it over roasting marshmallows and then didn't want any.