We are back in Palmer this Sunday morning. We stayed in Homer through Thursday morning, then we drove up and spent the night in Cooper Landing. (Map) We left Cooper Landing and, based on the campground reviews in Anchorage, we decided to head up here to Palmer. (Map)
The campground in Cooper Landing was a Princess Resort facility. It had a beautiful nature trail that we hiked. The trail went down a fairly steep hill and then followed the Kenai River. We did the hike in the morning then headed over to Portage Glacier and took the boat ride over to the glacier. Here's a couple pictures.
We got lucky with the weather (again) as it was a sunny day! After the boat ride we headed up towards Beluga Point on the Seward Highway then hung out and waited for the Bore tide to come in. What's a bore Tide? Follow this link.
We did all that on Friday - then we drove up to the campground and cooked dinner! What a long day.
Yesterday we drove into Anchorage and got to visit with my former employers Sam and Maggie Bliss. They live in Florida now but visit their daughter and her family ever summer so we got a chance to stop by and get some advice from Anchorage locals. After seeing them we went to the street fair/market in downtown Anchorage.
This morning marks the first day of the "head for home" phase of our trip. We should make it back to Tok today (Map). We need to be back in Santa Rosa by the 16th of August.