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... than Texas”! It has an imprint of Texas inside Alaska just to prove it. I bought it to wear in Texas. Dare I?
We have time so we pick out a geocache not too far away. We find it without too much trouble even though it is a nano cache. Smaller than my thumb nail, but magnetized and stuck to a sign bearing the Alaskan flag. Its log is tiny as well, just enough room to initial and date.
We head back and ...
... bag is perfect. Seward is a nice, wholesome, old-fashiony coastal town on the Kenai Peninsula close to an ice field and glaciers. Needless to say, it's a bit chilly here. It was nice to walk around the historic part. It's history includes being the start of the famed Iditarod Trail and the story of racing the life-saving serum to Nome that inspired the "last great race". It was also the northern most ice free port for the US during WWII, ...
... my brain has Florida roots and there are instincts and lessons I can't shake. Same thing happens when I'm hiking here over rocky terrain and boulders. I have to keep saying to myself "there are no snakes there are no snakes" because it is instinctual for me to be ever on the watch.
It was a full moon here and so Shane awakened me at midnight when it was just rising over the lake. Huge and yellow and round. It's been a while since we've seen a ...
... up on the ridge for much of the afternoon. It was hard to leave that place.
Next we drove to Seward, and camped overnight on the Exit Glacier Rd. in Kenai Fjords National Park with a view of Exit Glacier right out the windows of our camper. Crazy! Free! The next morning Graham and Merri met us to hike the Harding Icefield Trail. This is a trail they wanted us to do with them because they had hiked it before but not in good weather, and even though ...
... Saw area where Japanese harvest ice for high priced cocktails. Boys had a great time fishing, catching halibut and both silver and pink salmon. They claim they saw everything we saw plus a WWII bunker. Deb and I walked to a coffee shop in an old church and around town. Rode the shuttle bus back to help make supper of halibut, fried potatoes and bread on over the campfire. Jiffy pop for ...
Other places to stay in Seward
1412 4th Avenue, Seward | 2 star hotelfrom $235
- Spectacular View
- Best room to offer for off season / Expensive during summer season
- Great off-season value
202 5th Avenue, Seward | 3 star hotelfrom $166
- Very Unhappy with the hotel
- Keep looking
- Location is good.
221 5th Avenue, Seward | 2 star hotelfrom $120
524 Fourth Avenue, Seward | Hotel$74 average
804 Third Ave, Seward | 2 star hotelfrom $175
308 Adams St., Seward | Hotelfrom $88
31772 Hermann Leirer Road, Seward | 3 star hotelfrom $162