Homer - Life on the Spit by Kenny & Kristen

Posted on 2017-06-21

Once we were up in anchorage we had a few plans to check out some spots downtown before making the drive down to Homer. We grabbed Breakfast at Gwennies Old Alaskan lodge which was fantastic. Kristen order some Reindeer sausage which was super good and I had some crab benedict. ![blogPics](/static/img/homer/h0.jpg "Breakfast at Gwennie's") After breakfast we explored some of the walking paths the city had to offer down by the shoreline which also went by the railroad. The Alaskan Railroad is a pretty big deal as it is the main large transportation method in Alaska to get thing from the coast to the interior. While walking around we took a look at a few shops that had us curious – like “the hoarding Marmot”. ( we were looking for some cheap used gear and they had some deals, but not the deals for us.) ![blogPics](/static/img/homer/h1.jpg "Exploring Homer") Feeling comfortable that we were ready to head to homer, we hoped in the car to drive down Alaska 1 to its end in Homer. On the way we had some pretty awesome stops planned. The first was this awesome hike at winner creek which is located right behind the hotel Aleyska. It had a HAND TRAM! ![blogPics](/static/img/homer/h2.jpg "Hand tram!") Our next stop was portage lake. This was a last minute stop but definitely worth it. The lake was a beautiful view and we had a short walk up to Byron Glacier where you could get right up to the foot of the Glacier.![blogPics](/static/img/homer/h3.jpg "Byron Glacier") The drive through Kenai was pretty awesome because the river is such a big deal there. We were a few weeks early to see the salmon spawning but we did see a TON of fisherman out already looking for some good catches. ![blogPics](/static/img/homer/h4.jpg "The road to Kenai") Homer we one of my favorite cities we were able to see. A small fishing town famous for its long spit that hosts some boardwalk shops and boat docks. The town only has about 2500 people. We saw a ton of seaplanes and art/ cultural centers and tons of overall neat places. We were a little late getting in, so we went to our AirBnB for the night which was probably own of our favorite spots and got settled.![blogPics](/static/img/homer/h5.jpg "Homer spit") Our room was a small cabin In Moose meadows which had a small kitchen, couch, fireplace, and bathroom on the first floor and a loft with a desk and bed on the second floor. All in about a 14x14 square. This cabin was AWESOME. Kristen already decided for us that we were going to drink some hot chocolate by the fir after we found some dinner and that was fine by me.![blogPics](/static/img/homer/h6.jpg "Grabbing dinner") We stopped at a small bar to grab soe dinner. We were lead in with the reviews about them having some great chicken and waffles, but what was really awesome were the fish tacos and halibut burrito. They cooked and prepared it well and it was probably one of my favorite meals on the whole trip.![blogPics](/static/img/homer/h7.jpg "Harbor at the Spit") After dinner we headed to the spit to check out our one main stop which was the Salty dog Saloon. I had spotted this stop from just looking at google maps and it seemed like a pretty neat place to check out. Just a small tiny bar covered in dollar bills just big enough for a handful of folks. After some pictures we headed back and had some hot chocolate as we watched the fire burning in the cabins fireplace.. It had been raining for about half the day at this point so this was a pretty good way to spend the evening. After the fire went out we headed to bed to get some sleep to explore the spit the next day and then head over to seward.![blogPics](/static/img/homer/h8.jpg "Salty Dog Saloon")

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