May 25, 2008
Aug 03, 2008
Where I stayed
Beluga Lookout RV Park
. The Inlet is about 30 miles across. Even though it was a sunny day, the other side was covered with clouds so you could not make out the mountains too well. We stayed at this place called Beluga Whale RV Park which sits on a 100 foot bluff overlooking the inlet. Just a few steps from our RV and you get the best views of the entire trip. It did help that it was a sunny day. We did make a big mistake parking the RV. It was a pull through so I guess we kinda got a little lazy. We parked and I unhooked the truck and pulled it around. However, when we did the slide that the large living room slide could not come all the way out due to a pole. This would be fine as it was only a few inches shy, but the Kitchen slide comes out last - so no Kitchen unless we move the RV. So I had to hook the truck back up and move the RV which wasted 30 min. of the day. I was not a happy camper at this point. We ate our small lunch outside with the sunny day. We put in a load of laundry and took a walk around town. Nothing much here except for a few 100 year old houses and a small Russian Church. The visitors center was a small letdown as you had to pay $3 each to see a film. We did not do that and walked back to the RV park to put the laundry in the dryer. While the clothes were drying, we walked down to the small Russian Church and then down to the beach where we hung out for about an hour. The sand was very warm which felt good to lay down on. The dogs played around a little until a buried Queque in the sand. She did not move at all as I did this. I dug a small hole, put her on her back, and covered her in sand except for the head and legs. She looked so funny. We came back up to the RV and Pooh cooked a great vegetarian Indian dinner of Chena and Indian style potatoes. Then I sat overlooking the bluff and the low tide and blogged for several hours with this unbelievable scenery. Now the clouds were breaking on the other side and you could see two volcanoes which are only 50 and 40 miles away - Mt. Redoubt & Mt. Illiamna. Looking out into the Inlet, we say many fishing boats come in from the days catch, some seals, and tons of birds. So today was not much of a go somewhere day, but a relax and enjoy the scenery day. Defiantly one of the best days in Alaska so far.
Woke up with a rare day in Alaska - sunny. The sun really makes you lazy here as you just want to hang outside and do nothing to enjoy these days. We only had a 2 hour drive north to Kenai today, so we took our time getting ready. One of the things I was to do today was wash a load of laundry, and then walk on the beach. The laundry room here only has 4 washers. Just as I got there with my one load, some massive woman had just used up 3 of the 4 washers!!!!! I waited for 30 min. for the other washing to stop, but it was running late, so I grudgingly went back to pack-up the RV. Of all the campgrounds, this one did not have a dump station. So we had to use the city dump which was not bad. Again, the drive was so wonderful, I did not even put on any music to keep me going. Just watching the views were good enough. We did find the cheapest diesel on the peninsula at 5.17 a gallon so I filled up. I know when I get to the lower 48, I'll be the only one thanking God for cheap gas. We reached the city of Kenai which is on the coast also - at the Cook Inlet