August 12, 2015

Return to a Favorite Boondock Site

The return flights from Portland to Anchorage were uneventful, and Tim met me at the airport.  We returned to Cabela’s for the evening since he was flying out the next day.  It seems as if we just passed in the night.  Soon it was time for him to board his plane for Oklahoma City.

I had originally thought I would spend my week as a solo RVer touring a few places in the Kenai Peninsula.  But, I changed my mind.  I didn’t want to play tourist.  I wanted to find a beautiful campsite, preferably on the water, and relax and regroup.  Catching up on the blog, reading a good book and taking naps were high on my agenda.

I drove down the Turnagain Arm, which is always a stunning drive, and turned left onto Portage Glacier Road.  I was hoping that the boondock site that Tim and I had discovered several weeks earlier might be available.  I pulled in and was delighted to find a perfect spot for the RV, right on the water and tucked away at the end of the pullout.  I couldn’t have been more pleased.

You Can't Get Much Better than This

But, that’s not all.  There was another RV parked at the opposite end of the pullout, and it belonged to the Gone with the Wynns, a couple whose blog I’ve followed for years.  What are the odds that we would end up in the same boondock site at the same time?  Jason and Nikki didn’t return until late, but I was able to meet them, and their cats, the next morning before they headed out to Anchorage.  What an interesting couple!  It seems as if bloggers are forever running into one another this summer.

Gone With the Wynns Shared this Special Spot

Soon after I arrived, another very nice couple set up camp nearby, and I enjoyed talking with them throughout the week.  Stacy and Reese and their daughter Josie (I hope I got the names right) were from Anchorage and were extremely generous and kind – from offering to pick up anything I needed in town, to giving me a piece of fresh salmon, to sharing with me a fabulous dinner of grilled salmon and vegetables with a curry sauce.  Not that I would have gone hungry, mind you.  Tim made sure of that.  While I was in Portland, he made chili and a chicken stir fry for me.  He takes such good care of me, and I miss him when he’s not around.

I Loved the Reflections on the Water 

Kitty Also Loved It Here

I Couldn't Get Enough of This View

My Idea of a Perfect Setting

This past week in my little piece of paradise was just what I had envisioned.  I had time to sleep late, write a few blog posts, catch up on reading and relish several days of sunny weather.  Kitty enjoyed spending lots of time outside, when she wasn’t looking after me.  The last day or so of rain didn’t even dampen my spirits, but provided a good excuse for afternoon naps.

I loved being able to stay in one spot for a week, and I especially enjoyed watching how the view from my window changed with the light and the weather.  I’ve included a few photographs to show the many moods that I witnessed.  It was a good week.





Sunny, Once Again


  1. Hi Sarah - I just read a few of your posts. What a wonderful blog! It's been a few years since I was in Alaska last, but some things seem to never change - and that's a good thing. I'm glad you enjoyed Homer - that is one of my favorite places. So, glad we talked at Kevin and Darwin's wedding. I'll checkin once in a while. Safe and Happy Travels to you and Tim! - Rick S.

    1. Thank you Rick. I'm glad some things never change in Alaska. I think that's part of its charm. I also really enjoyed talking with you at the wedding, and I wish you the all the best. Just go with your heart.

  2. Sounds like a wonderful idea to just relax and regroup for the week. What a beautiful place to do it:) It sure is a small world running into Nikki and Jason:)

    1. I don't think I could have scripted a more perfect week. Sometimes, things just fall into place (and in a beautiful place, too!). Who would have believed that Alaska would be such a small world.

  3. I love your idea of a perfect place. So serene ... I would have been doing the same thing ... relaxing and catching up.

    1. Yes, it really was the perfect spot for me. There are many spots like these throughout Alaska. It may take a little exploring to find them, but the rewards are great!


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