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Alaska’s Travel Diary

Thursday, 30 Aug 2012

Location: USA

MapIt’s sad, in a way, experiencing our ‘lasts’….last visit to Homer, last visit to Ninilchik with Alton, last days eating at the Senior Center. Knowing this will likely be the last trip up to Alaska makes me reminisce on all the past visits. However, I truly think I’m ready for a change…first road trip to the East Cost (Maine and Nova Scotia specifically). Without flying as an option, the places one can visit are limited, but the US and Canada have so much to offer, I doubt I will run out of ‘firsts’ before my clock runs out!
Last night, I rode with Gene to drop Alton off at the Kenai Airport. It was, I believe, the first time I saw ‘darkness’ of night (however, often in the morning). We left at 8 p.m. and returned home at 11 p.m. We will miss Alton, but look forward to seeing him at home.
The ritual of beach visits in the sunshine in the afternoon has halted for the time being. This morning we woke up to rainy, gray skies. We left at 9:30 a.m. with a goal of making it to the ferry terminal in Homer to watch cars drive on to the Tustumena ferry. Mission accomplished! Although a dreary day, it was NOT raining at the time, so Dylan and I took a few minutes to explore the rocky beach at the ferry harbor. So we have been to ‘a’ beach five days in a row!
We ran a few errands while in Homer, landing at a Pho (Vietamese) restaurant. The food was WONDERFUL and the owners very friendly. Our last stop was Safeway for a few things to make it through the week.
There are no plans except sleep in, relax, make it to the Senior Center for two more lunches (they’re closed Monday), make a trip to Soldotna, mail packages home, finish my afghan for Gene, and I’m sure something I’ve missed…..BUT none of them have to be done any given day…..just done by NEXT Friday afternoon. (Jennifer)