Kenai Fjords National Park
Trip Start Jul 04, 2013
19Trip End Jul 21, 2013
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Regarding the tour itself, I'm not going to say a whole lot, but will let the pictures do the talking
After the tour, we found a gift shop so Dad could get a magnet. We then headed just outside of Seward to see Exit Glacier, which is the only part of Kenai Fjords National Park accessible by car. Along the way, SteveB spotted a bald eagles' nest right near the road. There was one adult and two fledglings in the nest. At Exit Glacier, there was a half-mile trail (wheelchair accessible) that we took to get a good view of the glacier. There were signs that there had been encounters with black bears along the trail, so as we walked we made some noise. It was a fun walk.
From Exit Glacier, we headed back toward Cooper Landing for the night. We still hadn’t eaten dinner, so when we got back to Cooper Landing, we headed straight to Sackett’s BBQ, a local place recommended by Brian, our host. As it turns out, they had live entertainment (a man and a guitar) and very good food. It was a very casual place (which all places in Alaska seem to be) and the food really hit the spot.
It was a long day of sightseeing and everyone was very glad to get back to the cabin and get some rest. Tomorrow we don’t have to be up early, so we plan to take advantage of that and catch up on our sleep.
On another note, our first full day without Patty was an adjustment for sure. We missed her quick wit, positive attitude, and willingness to just go with the flow and have a good time. There was also nobody here to remind SteveB that he’s an ASS. We really miss Patty.