Gwin's Lodge and Restaurant
Travel Blogs from Cooper Landing
... know that winter is coming. A friend told us that we should strap a snow shovel to the roof of our car and when we get to a place where someone asks us what it is then we know we're someplace where it doesn't snow and we can stay there. We left Cooper Landing around 9 this morning. It was a sunny, clear day driving along ...
Yesterday 7/9/2012 we stopped by Bear Lake Weir to check out the salmon run. Bust! Only saw two salmon going up the weir. Spoke to the person who is responsible for counting the fish. He told us that the King salmon (1st run) never showed and that he had never counted so few salmon in the 15 years he'd worked there. Onward to Seward to view the sights and visit the "Alaska Sea Life Center".
... times to take photos or check out a view. That’s one nice thing about the roads here. There are turnout spots every few miles, which makes it very easy to do just that. As a matter of fact, it is illegal to block the progress of more than five cars, so you are required to pull over when you come to a turnout in order to allow the cars behind you to pass. Very civilized, don’t you think?
... Every half hour the direction of flow for road traffic switches, so before the 0900 opening of the tunnel for outbound traffic the bus driver provided a tour of Whittier, which took about five minutes. Then it was off to Anchorage Airport where a hire car was collected.
The first stop was at Anchorage Zoo. It has a great collection of animals in a pretty good environment; although one ...
... afternoon or because of the rain. The guy at the bait shop told us it was a good place for kids to fish so Porter was pretty excited. He had practiced casting at Chimacum Creek near Port Townsend and had his own rod and tackle ready for Alaska. They were gone for a few hours and it rained lightly most of the time but Porter caught 5 fish. They were all from 6-8" so they released them but that's okay. He was still quite proud and I think ...
- Free parking
- Pets allowed