Russ Travel Adventures

Joined July 2018Living in: Redmond, United States
  • Day25

    Russ Becomes A Grandpa

    Yesterday in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 70 °F

    At 6:43 pm (PST) Russ became a Grandpa! Hollie and Kevin gave birth to Zoie Madison Small. She was born 7 lbs 1 oz, 19 1/2" in length, and has lots of hair. Zoie is the cutest baby in the hospital.

    Baby, Hollie, and Kevin are doing well.

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  • Day25

    Tanaina Canoe Trail

    Yesterday in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 70 °F

    Took our kayaks on a portion of the Tanaina Canoe Trail in the Nancy Lake Recreation Area this afternoon. Got to 4 different lakes before we got tired of doing the portages.

    Camping at a view point above Rolly lake. Making our famous rock fish stew for dinner. Living like Kings!

    The Alaska campfire ban has finally been lifted. It has been 12 days since our last campfire.Read more

  • Day24

    Whittier, Alaska

    July 19 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 64 °F

    Whittier, AK was created by the US Army during WWII as a no-ice port and petroleum delivery center. To get to Whittier by car you must drive thru a one lane tunnel, carved through a mountain. The tunnel is about 3 miles long.

    Once in Whittier, not much to see. However there is a alot of fishing charters who harvest fish from the Prince William Sound. Might be a future trip 😊Read more

  • Day24

    Bird Creek, Alaska

    July 19 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 75 °F

    We are now leaving the Kenai Peninsula and heading up north to Denali National Park. We grabbed a campsite at Bird Creek Campground early since it's Friday night and everyone is bugging out of Anchorage.

    We are going to play tourist today. Portage Glacier, Whittier, and Alyeska.

    Planned on fishing Bird Creek tonight but got stuck at Girdwood Brewery on our side trip to Alyeska Resort. Got back to camp and made Salmon fish and chips for dinner and lost track of time. Will try the combat fishing in the morning.Read more

  • Day23

    "Where There's Life, There's Hope, AK"

    July 18 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 77 °F

    We return back to Hope, Alaska, and Porcupine Campground. We hope to wade the mighty Resurrection Creek and hope to catch more Pinks. We know more this time around. We have more appropriate lures and have talked to many locals about the process.

    The results were unbelieveable. Nice salmon were on the line with every cast. Best fishing ever! We caught over 30 fish. It was exhausting 😁. We kept 5 "bright" ones.

    Check out "Dave's Fishing Clinic", instructional video. We filmed this in one take. Turn up the volume on your phone.

    The next morning we were on the creek 90 minutes before high tide and had another repeat performance. 🐟😁🐟😁🐟😁
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  • Day22

    Salmon Fishing with Cody & Wyatt, Homer

    July 17 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 57 °F

    Had a great day catching salmon with Cody and Wyatt on the boat Bear Force of the O' Fish'ial Charter fleet.

    We caught our limits by noon. Our bounty included 3 Kings, 2 Silvers, 6 Pinks and 1 rockfish. Russ caught the trophy fish of the day. Dave caught a big King as well.

    Be ready family, Dad is shipping a bunch of fish home! We will ship 45 lbs of Halibut and King Salmon and retain 30 lbs of Pinks and Rockfish in the trailer freezer.

    The weather was gorgeous.
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  • Day21

    "First Class Camping by the Sea", Homer

    July 16 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 54 °F

    Arrived in Homer during torrential downpour. Staying at the well known Heritage RV Park located on the Homer Spit for next two nights.

    The Spit is a peninsula that extends into the ocean. The Spit should have washed away long ago if man had not intervened and saved the land mass. Way to go man. Very cool place.

    We are right next to the "Fishing Hole" which is a man made lagoon that contains salmon, so we are told. Way to go man.

    Looking forward to charter fishing for King Salmon tomorrow morning.
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  • Day21

    Kenai River Brewery, Soldotna, AK

    July 16 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 64 °F

    Stopped in Soldotna, AK for a micro-refreshment at Kenai River Brewery. The price was right, at only $4.00 each. We were told that everything was supposed to be super expensive in Alaska.

    On the way to Homer.

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