Monday, July 26, 2010

Homer Spit Weekend

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We packed up our van on Friday evening & drove down to the Homer Spit for the weekend. It rained off & on the whole weekend, but we were snug & dry inside our old Dodge van.

We walked the spit,  exploring the tide pools.

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I found some cool textures, that make me think of quilting designs .

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We visited the Alaska Islands & Ocean Visitor Center. Well worth the stop. They have been open for 6 years already, & what a beautiful facility! There were a couple of 15minute films to watch, several interesting exhibits,…

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Art everywhere you looked….

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& a classroom full of ongoing educational offerings & volunteers running the whole thing.

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We ate at some of our favorite places, one of which is the little Mermaid Cafe, & bookstore. We had breakfast there on Saturday morning.

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The bookstore part of the building is built from an old cabin, with the dovetailed joints.

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On Saturday we took a drive out East End Road. We had never gone so far down this road before, & hadn’t realized that it goes a very long way toward the end of Kachemak Bay. We never made it to the end of the road, but went for miles, & had a good time trying to spot old rusty trucks.

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I have a thing for them. We stopped & I photographed several along the way. Here are just a few of the pictures I took:

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On the road home, I thought it was appropriate to look up from my book, & be a little startled by finding this view in front of me.

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I have a few more Homer pictures to share, but I’ll save them for the next post.


Delighted Hands said...

oh, wonderful tour to share....I love the underwater art pic-the colors and texture really sing to me!

Steph said...

I prob would have screamed if I had looked up from my book to see that! But I don't usually read on car trips anymore, brings on a bought of motion sickness now. Plus Richard and I tend to talk to one another on trips or sing along to music

Kathy -MIQuilter said...

I love Homer!! Your pictures brought back a lot of good memories.

Elaine Adair said...

Delightful and delicious photos - I also, LOVE the old rusty vehicles, especially with the daisies, but WHAT is that truck doing on your side of the road?????

mindy said...

That truck is scary!!!
I loved that Homer Sealife museum so much I'm considering putting it in my Will. There is no admission...completely free and awesome movies and displays. Did you see the man in the cabin door?

I love your old truck pics too! Lindsey and Kyle brought an awesome movie over tonight that I think you'd love..."Rivers and Tides" should borrow it from them.

And you should think about that Glass working Cruise in January!