Sunday, August 14, 2011

Kodiak Vacation

A awesome trip was had, we had found prior to departure a list called "101 things to do in Kodiak", I had highlighted some of the things that I thought we would be able to do.  It was a good way to get a feel for the place and destinations to see.  We did see or do about 45 of the things on the list.  Kodiak is a beautiful place lots of friendly people and we were very fortunate, blue sky's sunny and warm, the entire time we were there, we didn't feel a rain drop until we were on the last hour there and on our way home. 

  Tuesday night we caught the ferry to Kodiak, it was a overnight trip, got into Kodiak about 1p, we had some tips from locals on places to go and see, we did a few stops then went to the visitor center to get a walking map, she pointed out a few must do places and we had already been to them, the lady looked at us and said "you just got in on the ferry?"  we told her we are power tourist.  Had great eats and checked into the hotel, the manager for some reason put us in a bigger room for free (we found out at check out that he saw our group size and had a bigger room available so gave it to us)  that was great so if you every get to Kodiak we highly recommend the Comfort Inn the only draw back is that it's out at the airport about 5 miles from town, so a car is needed. 

  We got to go tide pooling with a science teacher and she was very knowledgeable about all the stuff in the tide pools.  Saw a bear, visited with some people on a sailboat that have cruised for 2 1/2 years from Sweden.  Ate pastries made by a real French chef, amazing good.  Lots of boats of boats to look at.  Drove up behind the town for a view of the entire area. 

                                                        On way to Kodiak
                                                                 Port Lions
                                                                Touch Tank
                                                             Fort Abercrombie                        
                                                          Walked across bridge
  Got back on the ferry for the trip home Friday afternoon, got into Homer at 7am,  Saturday morning when we woke up the grand kid she said "I don't want to look at stuff anymore".  We told her we are getting in the car and going home.  Guess we saw lots of stuff.

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