Don, Joan & Brooke to Alaska travel blog

One of the bears roaming in our RV park

Wolf at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

Muskox at the AWCC

Wood bison at the AWCC

Wood bison calf at AWCC

Grizzly bear - notice the claws - at AWCC

Black tail deer at AWCC

Reindeer at AWCC - biggest rack of antlers we have ever seen

Black bear cub in tree at AWCC

One of 4 volcanos you can see on the road to Homer

Looking at Homer spit and the mountains across the bay

Don,Joan&Dave by the Salty Dawg Saloon on the spit

Glacier across the bay from Homer

Mama moose and calf in Homer

The moose calf

the guide holding the 58 lb. King Salmon that Dave caught

I just thought that this was pretty!!

Boys out halibut fishing

NINILCHIK: (Jul 11-23) Headed on to Anchorage and hung around there for a week. We’ve found that we need some down time occasionally, as it’s too tiring to be travelling or doing every day. This is day 84 of our trip. While in the RV park in Anchorage there were some black bears wandering through our park. We saw one walking along the tree line behind our RV and that was kind of neat but not nearly as unique as sitting in bed in the morning sipping coffee and having a black bear lean against the RV and look at us through our bedroom window and say ‘hi’!! We checked out the local craft market and the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center about an hour outside of town. Here they rehabilitate wildlife and release them back into the wild if they are healthy enough. They also try to educate and preserve. Took a few pictures... From Anchorage we headed south onto the Kenai Peninsula toward Homer. As all the RV parks in Homer were full, we booked into a park in Ninilchik about 30 miles north of Homer. This area is supposed to be famous for halibut and salmon fishing. The boys tried out drift boat fishing for salmon on the Kasilof River. They did not catch a lot of fish, some bites and Ron caught a small salmon but just at the end of the day, Dave caught a king salmon that weighed 58 lbs. Pretty impressive. We made several trips down to Homer and checked out the town and surrounding area. Neat seeing the moose on the side of the road and they totally ignored us and kept on eating. The boys went halibut fishing today and were much more successful. They each caught their 2 fish limit and brought home a lovely bunch of halibut fillets of which we had some for dinner tonight. Yummy!!!

We are still enjoying our trip and are looking forward to experiencing more of Alaska before we start to head south!

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