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Reconnaissance Trip in Homer

Did I tell you how this trip came about? How last year I saw a notice about The Celebration in Juneau, but we were already en route to Zambia on those exact dates?

As we started planning this Alaska trip in 2014, we discovered we had more ideas than we have time. The Qatari Cat is ten years old now; we don’t like to leave him at the Wee Tuck ‘Em Inn longer than a couple weeks at most. The more we decided what to include in the two weeks, the more we came to the realization that we needed to do a reconnaissance trip :-). I found the Alaska Marine Highway System, and we realized we could cover a lot of ground and see a variety of terrain by taking this cross Gulf ferry, the M/V Kennicott.

Homer is almost the end of the line. The ferry continues to Seldovia, which is picturesque and beautiful, but we wanted to explore Homer, and to figure out where we will go next year after the Celebration.

Homer is so much fun. It’s been voted one of the hippest cities in America, for it’s 70’s counter culture and community values. It is a very fun place to be, and full of breathtaking scenery.

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Even a Homer quilt shop!

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September 8, 2013 - Posted by | Adventure, Africa, Arts & Handicrafts, Beauty, Cultural, ExPat Life, Living Conditions, Public Art, Road Trips, Travel | , , , ,

4 Comments »

  1. Sweet! Enjoy your travelings, and sightseeings to its max. 😀

    Comment by Marcos C. | September 8, 2013 | Reply

    • Thanks, Marcos 🙂

      Comment by intlxpatr | September 8, 2013 | Reply

  2. The last picture is a master piece , looks like a postcard .

    Comment by daggero | September 10, 2013 | Reply

    • Daggero, thank you, but the truth as I see it is that on a beautiful sunny day, it would be hard not to take at least one great photo. Homer is so full of natural beauty. Also great for bicycles.

      Comment by intlxpatr | September 10, 2013 | Reply


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