Sunday, July 10, 2011
On To Homer
We’re not there yet, but we’re so close to the end of the road we can see it from here. We arrived in Homer this morning after a quiet night at the Walmart in Kenai.
Shortly after leaving Williwaw Campground we passed the sign officially welcoming us to Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula. We are excited to be here. We’re expecting this to be one of the highlights of our trip.
We spent last night at Walmart. We really didn’t even plan to go to the city of Kenai. We had been there before and there’s not much to offer the tourist there. But what we needed was the Walmart. Last week when we were at Walmart in Wasilla, it was too early to get my prescription refilled. Lucky for us, there is a new Walmart Supercenter in Kenai.
Friends had recommended the Burger Bus for a great hamburger. It was easy to find. Gene ask the attendant at the gas station and got directions. Everybody apparently knows where it is because everybody eats there. It’s unique to say the least. Out of an old yellow school bus now comes the best burgers in town.
To allow time for all that saturated fat to settle out of our stomachs we stopped by the Holy Assumption of the Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Church. This beautiful little building was built about 1895 and is undergoing a little facelift right now. Mass was going on at the time we were there so we didn’t get to go inside.
Nearby is a small park overlooking Cook Inlet. It’s a great view from the bluff high above the water.
Our drive from Kenai to Homer this morning was uneventful. The traffic was light and the road was pretty good. We’ve noticed the farther we get from Anchorage, the worse the road is. Still, it was not bad and we moved right along at the speed limit.
We are parked tonight at Ocean View Campground with full hook-ups. We’re really paying the price for it, too. $47 for the night is outrageous, but all the full hook-up campgrounds here are about the same. We do have a great view. Tomorrow, we’re going to move down to the city campground on the spit. There’ll be no hook-ups for the next week or so. We’re taking advantage of the electricity while it’s there for the taking.
GAS REPORT: We filled up the motor home this morning in Kenai at a Holiday gas station. We paid $4.19 for gas and their diesel was $4.59.
That’s it for today. Thanks for tagging along.