Capt'n Lou's Ptarmigan Lodge
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... the Sockeye Salmon turn bright red after they spawn. This also happens to be shortly before they die. There was no missing that fish in the clear water. Salmon do not have much interest in feeding after they spawn as they have used all their energy to swim upstream to lay their eggs. We stopped at Long Lake off the highway and Kevin went out to fish (I stayed in the RV). Kevin caught ...
... and interesting conversations along with exciting scenery!
We left Whittier after the cruise and camped at Wiiliwaw CG. A beautiful and magnificent location! We came here on the recommendation of Linda and Roger, who we meet when camping in Sarah Palin's backyard (Wassilla). Linda and Roger also recommend we go to the Begich Bogg Visitor center.
... couple hours after high tide. The water will rise 20'!
We took hike around Kenai. Visiting the Holy Assumption of the Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Church. It is one of the oldest churches in Alaska. Fort Kenay, Parish House Rectory (considered the oldest building on the peninsula) and St. Nicholas Chapel. The area has rich Russian history.
What a day! We woke to rain, but a free breakfast at the Homewood Suites. Thankfully, they served early since we were up at 5 am Alaska time. (9 am est). We were up until 11 the night before (3 am est) so there could have been an earthquake and we would have never known it. After breakfast we loaded up the minivan rental and headed north into Palmer and Wasilla. The clouds lifted and the views were fantabulous. We drove Thatcher ...
... the shuttle asked us all if we were going to the hotel for Princess. The couple in the back shook their heads saying they were just on vacation. I introduced myself and found out that he was a comedian coming onboard. In the first 10 minutes, I learned that he has a 55 year old girlfriend (that looks 29—he even showed me a picture of her in a bikini and good Lord I hope that’s what I look like at her age!) is doing a Cindy Crawford modeling commercial gig, ...