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.