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Alaska - Part Two

When we woke up the next day, we traveled about 3 hours to a city called Homer which was still on the coast but on the peninsula. Unfortunately, the weather was still pretty crappy but we tried to make the most of it. The "downtown" of Homer is called the "Homer Spit" which is basically a road that goes to the edge of the peninsula filled with mostly restaurants and tourist shops. I wasn't having it because it was raining, though, so we decided to visit a few places instead: Homer Brewing, Grace Ridge Brewery, and Bear Creek Winery.

It eventually stopped raining which was great because I don't think we would have fully appreciated the beauty of Homer if the weather was shit the entire time. It. Was. Gorgeous. The beach and the mountains and MAN if it wasn't in Alaska I'd probably move there. It was just breathtaking.

Shoreline in Homer, Alaska

We stopped at a local dive bar called Salty Dawg Saloon and had a drink. It was a very different place but came highly recommended. Dollar bills covered the ceiling and walls and everyone in there was having the time of their lives. We went to dinner at a place called Kannery Grill where I ate the most delicious food - my favorite was their salmon and bacon dip. We decided to call it a night after that.

The next morning I decided to go for a run. I know, I know, who works out on vacation? But I mean the VIEWS of this run were absolutely worth it. It was our last day in Alaska so we headed back to Anchorage.

On the way, we stopped at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and saw a bunch of awesome Alaskan animals - grizzly bear, bison, moose, elk.

When we got back to Anchorage, we headed "downtown" which, again, had a bunch of touristy shops and restaurants. Then we took another long walk down a trail that was right on the coast. It was a really nice day out this day - of course, the day we leave. We stopped at a brewery called 49th State Brewing Company for a drink and then headed to the airport.

beer at 49th state brewing company

Overall it was a very good trip. Lots and LOTS of driving, lots of money but also lots of beautiful views, new experiences and memories with my mother.


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