Larry & Cheryl's 2009 Travels travel blog

Fishing Wheel

See the wandering Kenai River, famous for King Salmon fishing

Andy & Diane's rig at Captain Cook's

Visiting for the evening with Diane & Andy

View from their campsite of Cooks Inlet to the north

View to the south

Guys fishing from any available bridge or overlook

Kenai Elks parking lot for the RVs

Kenai Elks Lodge

Nice mural on front of lodge

Enjoying the social time in the lodge

We made a short visit to Soldotna Elks Lodge too


We needed a warm break from the cold weather so we spent 2 nights at the Kenai Elks Lodge with electricity. One day spent mostly doing laundry, and catching up on bookkeeping and chores. We visited with the friendly folks in the Lodge, and even ran over to Soldotna Elks Lodge to visit and pick up another Dog Pin.

Along our journey, we crossed a river and saw an Indian Fishing Wheel in action, catching salmon for subsistence.

Last night we took a little 25 mile side-trip up north of Kenai to the Captain Cook State Forest campground along the Cook Inlet where Andy & Diane were staying. We had been following each other’s Escapees Alaska Blog and we met them in Talkeetna. It was a gorgeous campground, boreal forest, with a lovely view of the Inlet just steps away from their site. They had even had a Moose encounter that morning on their walk around the campground.

This is still a big fishing area and people were fishing off just about every bridge they could. Just park you car in the lane and put your camp chairs out in front of the car & fish.

The Elks Lodge has a nice mural on the front of their building, as do many businesses not only in this area but all over Alaska. It is very colorful and I imagine the murals are to brighten things up in the winter when everything is white.

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