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Alaska’s Travel Diary

Friday, 22 Jun 2012

Location: USA

MapNot much news on the Alaska homefront today. We leisurely drank coffee and got ready, today, for a trip to Homer. But we had a restriction. We either had to be back by 2 p.m. for Gwynne to Skype a client OR she would have to drop Dylan and I off at the Boardwalk, Candy Factory, or fishing hole for an hour (plus). And knowing my grandson, the latter was not my preference. We left the A-frame around 10 a.m., picked up our mail from our new p.o. box, and were on the road.
While at the P.O., we ran into a really nice younger lady (in her 30’s) who has a 3, 5, and 6 year old she homeschools. Gwynne told her about Lindeman’s vacation Bible school in July and she invited Dylan to soccer camp at her house next week. I believe she is the coach. She instructed us to purchase a soccer ball and bring it along. She lives off of Oil Well Rd.
The day was beautiful once again. The temps were in the 60’s pushing 70, I believe. I am wearing flip flops much of the time, without socks so I don’t embarrass my family and friends. The mountains on the other side of the inlet are a sight to behold and the water smooth as glass. The approach to Homer was beautiful, the view of the Spit was in the distance, one of Gwynne’s favorite sights in the world.
First on the agenda….drive through town to the end of the Spit so Dylan could see the float planes in the nearby lake and the ocean within reach. People were walking their dogs on the minus tides. I worried they would get caught on the high tide. Eagles flew just above the water. It was all so surreal.
The Time Bandit wasn’t in. I’m sure they’re busy catchin’ some crab. There was no one fishing in the hole. They say the King season was no good.
Ulmer’s was next on the list of ‘to do’s’. This ‘hardware store’ has anything and everything and Marmar Jane’s favorite. Gwynne bought drugs, cable connections, a toy for Dylan. I bought nothing.
We were then in the market to eat lunch and drove a little out of our way to have Sushi (or Asian food). Our old dependable Chinese food restaurant was turned into a Real Estate Agency. So, resorted to the Homer Vacation Guide and found Wasabi’s. Unfortunately, it was only open from 5:00 to 9:30 p.m. On our way to the dependable Don Jose’s Mexican Restaurant, we located another Chinese Restaurant and it was there that we had a buffet.
Bob Jones was our guest tonight for steaks on the grill, baked potato, and salad. The company was great as usual and Dylan doted on the man in our house. I think it is because he was promised a ‘long’ ride in the 4-wheeler.
Tomorrow will be a trip to the Saturday Market in Soldotna and Kenai. Bob will be leaving us Sunday for a boy scout roundup in Anchorage for 6 days. (Jennifer)