Sunday, July 5, 2015

Millers Landing Campground, Seward, AK

The "Dallas" Site, Millers Landing, Seward, AK
Sunday, July 5, 2015, Millers Landing Campground, Seward, AK - 129 Miles Today, 4771.4 Miles for the Trip

Happy Birthday to my daughter Karin, and Welcome back to the US from her 4 year stay in Botswana!

We packed up and headed back north on AK 1, and switched to AK 9, the Seward Highway near Moose Pass. We are in some "interesting" sites at Millers landing in Seward. The campground is at the end of a long gravel road, and has sites in the woods that are the most unlevel I've camped in since a site at Black Rock Campground in Joshua Tree National Park, CA. My front tire of the RAV4 is 5" in the air sitting on a tree root, and the right wheel of the trailer is sunken 4" in the mud (which is good, because the 5" that the Anderson Leveler can adjust for wouldn't have been enough without the other wheel sinking). The site was $38.11 for electric only (more on that later), and the showers require nonrefundable tokens at $1.00 each for 2 minutes. At least they are close to the sites. While Don's site has it's own 30 amp receptacle, mine has two 30 amp receptacles that are fed by one 30 amp breaker (and yes, there is someone in the other site using the other half of the 30 amps). Hope we both don't try to run electric heat tonight!

There is another Scamp in the campground that is in one of the waterfront sites. While a bunch of them are empty, they were not available for us. There is WiFi, however it keeps disconnecting from the internet, so I'm not sure I will be able to load today's photos & page. The last attempt managed to upload one small image before dropping the internet connection.

Well, the internet is back & I'm posting this before it goes away again!  More photos at today's LakeshoreImages page.

Dinner will be goulash.

Until tomorrow.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Alaskan Angler RV Resort, Ninilchik, AK, Day 2

An Interesting Ship
Saturday, July 4, 2015, Alaskan Angler RV Resort, Ninilchik, AK, Day 2 - 0 Miles Today, 4642.4 Miles for the Trip

Happy 4th of July!

Another late start, but mostly because we didn't have to move sites today. We had a blueberry pancake breakfast made with the left over blueberries from making the pie yesterday. We cooked & ate under Don & Anne's awning since it was raining.

After breakfast we hung out in the trailers, reading, and relaxing. The plan was to head back to Homer for a early fish dinner. We arrived around 4:00. While it rained most of the way, there was less fog on the bay, at least viewed from the top of the hill, so I took a panorama. As usual, there is a large 2.2MB version available. On the front of the Homer Spit is a ship graveyard. One of them is "interesting" so I took a photo. Those are the only pictures for the day. The panorama is available at today's LakeshoreImages page.

Dinner was at Captain Pattie's Fish House. I had grilled Halibut, which was excellent.

Until tomorrow.

Alaskan Angler RV Resort, Ninilchik, AK

The Foggy View Entering Homer, AK
Friday, July 3, 2015, Alaskan Angler RV Resort, Ninilchik, AK - 44 Miles Today, 4642.4 Miles for the Trip

We got a late start since we were only going about 50 miles. The plan was to stop at a Walmart we passed on the way to last nights campground, but our Gamins found a short cut to get to Ninilchik that bypassed the Walmart.

After setting up in sites 3 & 5 at the Alaskan Angler RV Resort - $43.57 per night with the Good Sam discount for full hookups, we headed to Homer to explore.

The view from the viewpoint at the top of the hill going into Homer is beautiful. The photos don't do it justice since it was quite foggy, but the mountains across the bay are impressive. We drove to the end of the Homer Spit, took a couple photos, did a little shopping, then headed back to the campground. On the way we stopped at the Homer Safeway & got the stuff we were going to get at Walmart.

Back at the campground I made a blueberry pie that we ate half of for dessert. Dinner was tacos. It was a bit difficult putting dinner together with a trailer between our sites, but the campground was crowded; we were lucky to get sites for two nights. More photos at today's LakeshoreImages page.

I;m using the campground WiFi - while I see a couple of Verizon hotspots pumping out WiFi, mine can't find a signal, even with the amplifier. Not sure why, but the campgrounds is fast enough to load the photos so I'm happy.

Until tomorrow.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Beluga Lookout Lodge & RV Park, Kenai, AK

Don, Anne & Nancy at Beluga Lookout
Thursday, July 2, 2015, Beluga Lookout Lodge & RV Park, Kenai, AK - 149.6 Miles Today, 4598.4 Miles for the Trip

After packing up the trailer, Don & Anne went to pick up Nancy. We headed south to Kenai on AK 1. A pretty drive, although a bit of light rain along the way. We did a couple of photos at a potty break, and arrived at the campground early afternoon. We are in sites 24 & 25 at the Beluga Lookout Lodge & RV Park. Full hookups for $46.75 with a Good Sam discount. A great view form the park, at least if you are in the front row of sites. We aren't, but is is a nice park. Finding anything this close to the 4th is a bit difficult - we were planning to spend the next two days in Homer, but every reservable site in town is already booked. We will be a couple of towns north of Homer.

After setting up, we made a trip into town for some food & beer. As usual, what started out as a two item stop filled a cart. On the other hand, we will be making a blueberry pie for tomorrow or Saturday so the extras are not too bad. A few more pictures at today's LakeshoreImages post.

Dinner was hot sausage for Don & cheese brots for the rest of us, along with corn on the cob.

Until next time -

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Creekwood Inn, Anchorage, AK Day 2

An Eagle
Wednesday, July 1, 2015, Creekwood Inn, Anchorage, AK Day 2, 0 Miles Today, 4449.1 Miles for the Trip

We all slept in this morning - I didn't make breakfast until 10:00. After finally getting our acts together, we went our separate ways, Don & Anne to find a plug for their water heater and a car wash, and me for a haircut & a car wash. Don's sister Nancy is kayaking today - we will pick her up tomorrow morning.

An interesting haircut. The barber must have a hobby of collecting electric clippers. My usual haircut involves 2 electric clippers, one with a #3 guide to do most of the head, and a small "buzz" trimmer for around the ears, etc. This guy used no less than 5 different electric clippers, working his way to finer & finer ones. The haircut looks fine, but it was a project!

After we both got back to the campground we decided to go find a Anchorage moose. There are a couple of parks that are suppose to have them so we went looking. While Don & Anne have seen 4 moose (no photos - they flashed by while on the road) I missed all of them. Our first stop was at Kincaid Park. Somewhere it said there were 1500 moose in the park, but none came out to play. We did see some kids riding bikes at the motocross part of the park, along with some distance eagle shots.

The next stop was Earthquake park. Again, no moose, but a pretty walk, with some history of the big 1964 earthquake. Out last stop was at a park at the point next to the airport. No moose, but we did get to watch the jets taking off over our heads.

We make a quick stop at the Carrs (Anchorage's Safeway) for some supplies & found they had hot fried chicken on sale, which along with some fried rice, became dinner.

Until next time -