Thursday, August 16, 2012

Alaska: The Southbound Drive

Alaska is incredible. 

Our trip thus far has included a rugged road trip, lots of coffee, lost luggage and very little rain. We've loved every minute. 

Yesterday we drove from Anchorage to Homer on the Kenai Peninsula - an absolutely beautiful drive.

This morning I'm sitting outside a tiny (lawn mower shed turned into a) coffee shop, bumming wifi under a tin awning so I can share some photos. There are four local men sitting on the front porch of the shack, two on a bench and two in rockers - they're telling fishing stories. The scene is everything you would picture in Greens Fork, Indiana except these guys are talking about 57-pound Halibut and no one is questioning the size. 

Everything is larger than life in Alaska. 

Cody and Chris are on a fishing excursion for the majority of the day and Sharee and I are going to drive down to Homer and be tourists. 

Before we go I wanted to share just a few photos from day one in Alaska - Please know, 
These photos don't do it justice. 

 - I hear the train a comin'
It's rollin' 'round the bend - 

The clouds rolled in around 9:00PM last night, blocking any view of the mountains. 
It is dark only 4-5 hours a day in Alaska this time of year. 

Homer Spit

1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous! Alaska is on my list of places to see...and this makes me want to go all that much more! Thanks for taking time to post! :)