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Homer

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  • Day46

    Dinner out (in style) at the Princess

    July 31, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 59 °F

    We weren't quite done in Homer, one more stop before we left, at the Alaska Islands & Oceans Visitor Center. Just an entirely different perspective from the usual Alaska natural science museum. This one concentrates on the Aluetians, what happened with the early fur traders, then in World War II and how they are still recovering and being analyzed to help us better understand this very delicate eco system. One of Tom's friends. Dick Hudson, served on one of the islands, so I understood there was some conflict, but I really didn't appreciate the scale of the fighting that happened here.

    Tried to stop by Two Sisters bakery on the way out of town, swamped with people. Darn. No coffee and pastry to help sustain us on our drive north.

    We really spent the rest of the day driving. Had planned to lunch in Soldotna, but some how got out of town with out finding a place we could pull in before we're had already past it.... and we dislike turning around and going back! "Surely we will find something up ahead" ....we finally stopped at 2 p.m. in a pull out and munched on cold cuts, cheese and crackers. Which was just enough to get us to our overnight stop at Cooper Landing. (Which just happens to be on Bean Creek Dr. Thought Jeanie would enjoy this!)

    I picked this stop because it is one of five locations in Alaska with a Princess Cruise Lodge, and this particular one had an attached RV park. So just a really nice last night. Cindy and I got to shower, do a little gift shop shopping, and enjoy dinner on their deck overlooking the Kenai river! Cindy hosted dinner for Tom and I; and our final dinner out was fish and chips, (just one more time!) with a nice glass of chardonnay!

    We cant believe that this is the"end of the road" for Cindy... she has been with us 3 weeks, but we felt like it went by so fast!! And we were spoiled with an extra pair of hands, not only on the RV, but with Auggie. She always made sure he was walked every morning, gas stop, lunch stop, grocery stop, and evening stop; plus he got to sleep with her!
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  • Day13

    Homer, AK

    June 13, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    Od 37181
    Miles 283
    20.7 mpg
    46 F

    First place we have been to that is really busy.
    Dozer had a fall and seems to have hurt a leg joint, but doing better now - will find a vet tomorrow if he is not better.

    Good seafood dinner here, and great view.
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  • Day6

    Homer Alaska

    May 12, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 7 °C

    Awoke at 5:30 and headed off to homer , tourist day and hardware store visit, homer is the end of road to go farther it must float, homer is also were I went on my long cross country solo for pilots license, my instructor said fly down mountains till u get to water it’s on the left, it worked I made it without a gps or a vor can u imagine today we can’t get across street without a gps.Read more

  • Day44

    Hello Homer!

    July 29, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 61 °F

    Campground is just up on the bluffs out of Homer, so today was our first real glimpse of the town. Woke up to a beautiful morning, could see across Kachemak bay in one direction, and in another direction really almost across Cook Inlet to see the mountains there!

    Got a campground shuttle down to the visitor center, and then walked up to the Pratt Museum, which is a small but very well done collection of history (including some Kilcher stories), natural science, and art. I love how museums are intermingling these collections. (Maybe I needed to go more often!)

    Enjoyed a Mexican lunch, the first Mexican food since we left California! Not bad, but not the same as Velascos! Still it was fun to have a taco, enchilada combo again. (... and if you didn't want Mexican you could order Italian!) To be totally honest, we often have taco salads for dinner. Just one of the many types of salads we make for dinner. Taco salad, chicken salad, salmon salad, Italian salad (that's a salad with salami and cooked pasta) or cabbage and apple salad.... you name it, we have turned it into a salad!

    Strolled some galleries and then grabbed the Homer trolley and headed out to the spit, which is a very long sliver of land/ sand out into the bday. Like 4 or 5 miles looking and, maybe 1 mile wide, except at the harbor area, I guess? Best to fire up your Google map app and take a look! The "spit" is a VERY popular place for vacationers, many RVs, many fishermen, many shoppers, and views of the bay every where! Got a little local history from the driver, saw another eagle nest, and viewed the harbor. More walking, talking, and shopping! It didn't matter what we did, it was just a gorgeous day to be outside!

    Trolley back to shuttle, shuttle back to campground, and barbecue chili dogs for dinner! (No salad!)
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  • Day18

    Homer, Alaska

    May 17, 2015 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    We are on our way! On the ferry for 14 hours to Kodiak.

  • Day21

    The Kenai RV Shuffle Game

    July 16, 2019 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 54 °F

    Everywhere we went on the Kenai Peninsula, we encountered our fellow RV travelers. RVs are everywhere. When we first arrived, we were worried that we wouldn’t find a place to camp. Once we figured out the rules of the “Kenai RV Shuffle”, camping on the Kenai became easy.

    The Rules of the Kenai RV Shuffle
    1. It is a simple of game of musical chairs.
    2. RVers break camp early and hit road and do their thing. They plug up the dump stations, attraction parking lots, grocery stores, gas stations, and every scenic view point.
    3. Everyone shuffles around until its time to find a place to camp. The camp selection window is between 2:00 and 5:00 pm. If you wait until after 5:00 all campgrounds will be full, and you will spend the night at some parking lot, which is like not getting a chair.
    4. The next day, it is repeat as required. Nobody spends more than one night in one place.
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  • Day4

    Homer

    August 7, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Homer è una cittadina sulla penisola Kenai. I due poli di interesse sono il "downtown" e "the spit", una lingua di terra di quasi 7 km che si estende sulla baia di Kachemak. Mentre sullo spit si trovano ristoranti e negozi di souvenir, il centro città è costituito da pochi edifici sparsi qua e là. Ci rendiamo presto conto che per spostarsi qui è necessaria una macchina, che non abbiamo. Per questo diventiamo clienti fedeli di "nick's Taxi". Dopo 3 giorni a Homer conosciamo praticamente tutto lo staff di questa compagnia di taxi e abbiamo anche la sensazione di conoscere tutti gli abitanti della città :-) abbiamo la fortuna di essere qui durante il Salmonfest Aftershock. Una serie di concerti all' Alice champagne palace che ospita le band partecipanti al più famoso open air in Alaska, il Salmonfest. Tra un concerto e l'altro prendiamo un drink al Kharacters, un bar senza dubbio con carattere. Qui ogni martedì sera è "Kraft night" e ci si dedica ad attività creative, come pitturare i sassi. Clay, un assiduo frequentatore del locale, ci spiega che a Homer si usa nascondere sassi colorati portatori di messaggi. Al fortunato che li trova viene così regalato un augurio per il futuro o un semplice sorriso. Homer è una cittadina piccola e tranquilla, ma di certo non noiosa.Read more

  • Day13

    Homer

    August 14, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Hübsches Örtchen, Unterkunft geht, aber wir wechseln morgen für die weiteren 2 Tage hier in das Best Western. Der Homer Spit ist sehr windig und es gibt dort viele Touristenbuden, in denen man "Gifts" kaufen kann. Wir wollen ein wenig wandern und Bären suchen ;-)
    Sehr schlecht geschlafen, zu warm, zu viele Bilder im Kopf und zu laut. Immer irgendwelche Pumpen und Ventilatoren, die Nachts ansprangen.
    Homer: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homer_(Alaska)
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  • Day14

    Homer 2. Tag

    August 15, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    Ein wenig rumgefahren und die schöne Natur und die wunderbaren Aussichten genossen. Thailändisch essen gewesen, ein Genuss nach so vielen Burgern. Dann das neue Hotel bezogen, Abendessen gekauft und ausgeruht. Für Freitag habe ich noch einmal ein einfaches Motel in Indian - Bird Creek - gebucht, direkt am Steward Highway mit Blick auf den Fjord.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Homer, هومير, میلر لندینگ، آلاسکا, הומר, HOM, ホーマー, Хомер, होमर, 99603, Гомер, ہومر، الاسکا, 荷马

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