Aspen Hotel Soldotna
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8/31 Arrive Kenai. took city tour of 1/2 hour. Walked over to the Russian Orthodox Church. Than we rode around and visited the museum and wildife center. We had a pizza dinner at the pavilion.
9/1 Today is the last day of our caravan tour. I biked down ...
Moose are not only elusive, they are so skittish! IF you happen to see one...and if you want to capture it...in pictures, you must be extremely quiet...and fast on the brakes and the trigger (camera trigger, of course)!
I thought the "Barely Legal" sign was just plain silliness until I researched how difficult it really is to determine if a moose is legal to shoot.
The hunters' mantra, "Any doubt, don't shoot."
... as it left its calling card while we were on the platform watching the fish. A HUGE berry-filled pile of scat was on the trail, and it was NOT on the trail on the walk to the platform.
Back at the ranch, it started pouring with gale force winds. Nevertheless, three bald eagles began dive bombing the beach for treats! Very exciting, but too quick to capture!
Stayed in Soldotna at The Aspen Hotel and went down to the river where they "fly" fish for returning salmon by attempting to snag the fish: no bait because fish are not eating on way to spawn.
We then hooked up with cousin Joanne from Anchorage and we had lunch at a fun restaurant where they had amazing stuffed Alaskan wildlife ...
... not fish. I enjoyed watching Marcelo and the boys fish though. I was the designated photographer.
Carla, Nels and Allison are very much into Dutch Oven cooking as well. It's a cast iron pot that was used by many of the pioneers. It is put on hot coals and the hot coals are placed on the lid too, it acts as an oven. You can cook all sorts of things in there, breads, tarts, stews, whole chicken. We enjoyed some delicious experiments ...