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Seldovia Beach Times

Filed under: Family,Jens,Kaelin,Koren,Nature,Photos,Seldovia — Amy @ 9:37 pm

Grizzly

Filed under: Nature,Pets/Animals,Photos,Seldovia — Amy @ 9:32 pm

Seldovia

Filed under: Family,Kaelin,Koren,Photos,Seldovia — Amy @ 8:49 pm

When the Rainbow dropped us off in Seldovia, we made the tour of the town.

We stopped for lunch at our favorite restaurant in Seldovia, the Tide Pool.

Cool Dude

Ah, McDonald's Happy Meal toys - the throw-away toys that somehow never get THROWN AWAY.

You can’t go through Seldovia without seeing the chainsaw carvings. There’s a contest every Memorial Day Weekend and the winners are displayed around the town.

Chainsaw Carvings: Good for Hugging

Chainsaw Carvings: Good for Climbing

Chainsaw Carvings: Good for Riding

Rainbow Bird Tour

Filed under: Family,Homer,Kaelin,Koren,Nature,Photos — Amy @ 8:30 pm

Alaska Sea Life Center

Filed under: Kaelin,Koren,Photos,Travel — Amy @ 8:11 pm

Cooper Landing

Filed under: Kaelin,Koren,Photos,Travel — Amy @ 6:57 pm

We stayed at the Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge in Cooper Landing.  It’s a scenic lodge-style resort right next to the river.  While we were waiting for my parents to arrive, the kids and I took a walk down to the river.

Yes, the river water is actually that color.  It’s glacier water, which is super-oxygenated and gives it that bright blue-green hue.

The kids also had their first experience sharing a bed.  I thought they’d never actually go to sleep, but eventually they did.  Koren was up until 10pm and Kaelin was up until 11pm because Grandmommy and Grandpa arrived a little after 10pm, so she had to stay up to greet them properly.  They brought her that face mask, which came in handy as their room was full of windows and the sun was up in the middle of the night in July.

Apparently my son is quite the bed hog.  After he finally STOPPED TALKING long enough to go to sleep I was reading in the other room when I heard Kaelin say, “Um…Mama…can I get some help here?  Koren’s way over here.”

And he certainly was.  Somehow the smallest person in the family had managed to take over the entire bed in one spread-eagle move.  I moved him back to his side, but he kept inching toward Kaelin.  Thus the pillow barrier in the middle.

Spit Pics

Filed under: Homer,Kaelin,Koren,Photos — Amy @ 9:49 pm

Boat Graveyard

Filed under: Homer,Photos — Amy @ 3:59 pm

Forth of July in Seldovia

Filed under: Family,Holidays,Kaelin,Koren,Photos,Seldovia — Amy @ 9:00 pm

This is the second time I’ve gotten to spend Fourth of July in Seldovia.  The first was 10 years ago when I came up with Jens’ family for his cousin’s wedding.  I immediately decided that it’s one of the best places in the country to celebrate Independence Day.

Seldovia is a tiny town.  The full-time population is about 200 people, though that grows in the summer.  Every year, they have a parade that the townspeople and children participate in.  There are costumes, “floats,” food, vendor booths, contests and wood carvings.

I’m not sure what the group in the middle is supposed to be (the tubes they’re blowing in are hollow seaweed stalks often found on the beach), but the back three are three volcanoes in this area: Iliamna, Redoubt, and Spurr.

Junior Bikers

Seldovia Volunteer Fire Truck

George Washington Crossing the Delaware

Tribute to the Harbor Master

Kaelin’s favorite part was the candy. Every group in the parade that passed her threw a wad of candy at her feet. It was better than Halloween!

After the parade, we enjoyed a walk around the town.

I have an appreciation for the slightly irreverent, so I got a kick out of this.

We paused to admire the wood carvings:

Then the kids played around in the grass while we ate lunch (halibut spring rolls) on a park bench with a view of the harbor.

Then we headed over to “Old Seldovia,” where the main part of town was, prior to the Great Alaskan Earthquake that destroyed a lot of Alaska in 1964.  The town used to be built entirely on piers over the water, and was razed to the ground during the earthquake.  As a result, they decided to rebuild on the land, which is where the majority of town is now.  Old Seldovia is a very interesting mix of earthquake ruins and new construction, as they have rebuilt portions of it.

Old Seldovia

After our walk, we admired some more wood carvings, and then headed back down to the dock and across the bay to the cabin for some R&R.

Seldovia Eagle

Filed under: Nature,Photos,Seldovia — Amy @ 10:51 am

Seldovia

Filed under: Holidays,Kaelin,Koren,Photos,Seldovia — Amy @ 9:55 am

On Saturday we took a boat ride down the bay a little ways until we came to a stretch of beach that has a waterfall.  Kaelin wanted to get out and see the waterfall, so we did … for a very short period of time, because the little trickle of water was surprisingly loud and sort of freaked Koren out.  He’s not into loud noises, especially when they’re made by water.  He did enjoy the boat, though.

Exploring Waterfalls

Adventure Girl

Boating

Some Beach Pics

Filed under: Homer,Kaelin,Koren,Nature,Photos — Amy @ 9:42 am

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