Saturday, June 27, 2009

Captain Cook State Park - Alaska

Well, it really took us 30 minutes instead of 15 minutes to get here today. What a lovely place!. Nestled in trees with campers spaced well apart, situated right on the ocean, and with no one on either side of us, it is almost as if we are here by ourselves.

Saw a bear crossing the road as we drove in here earlier today. The Park Host told us that the mother bear died and her two cubs are roaming the park area -- and they are aggressively trying to get at the people's food. We were advised to be careful.

Jerry is grilling salmon outside (salmon that Dave caught), and we will be eating outside tonight. Later, he will build a fire and make popcorn. Hope the bears stay away! It is sunny and 67 degrees, with very little breeze.
Our internet connection in now via Verizon broadband -- not at all what it was in Kenai.
We plan to stay here until Tuesday. Hope you are all enjoying your weekend.

Jerry and Mary

4 comments:

Patricia said...

The sunset picture is fantastic. What a beautiful spot. Hope you made it throught dinner & popcorn without the bears (what; no movie!!?) :)

Ashlee210 said...

WooHoo! I'm glad I found your blog. Now I can continue to live vicariously through your pictures and descriptions.

Wow! What a trip so far! I love the pictures of the kayaks at Valdez -- is it really warm enough for people to maneuver those things up there??
Also, is the ice in the icebergs really that blue??

Alaska sounds fascinating -- might have to make a trip there myself someday... :)

I'll be keeping up with you now that I've found your site. (Either my parents never got the message or they forgot because I asked them if you had a blog and they didn't know. They are "keeping up" by reading the postcards that Dorothy sends! lol)

Off to Wasilla? Let us know if you can see Russia!
-Ashlee

(oh, my blog is www.myspace.com/tripleacowgirl BUT I've not kept it up very well lately; instead I've been copping out with Facebook - my handle is "Ashlee210" on there. I'm going to be switching to a Typepad account soon, though, I think. I'll let you know! Thanks for the interest!)

Jerry and Mary said...

Yes, Ashley, the icebergs were really that blue. Also, give your parents our blog site. Thanks for you Comment. Mary

Smarry said...

The sunset picture is fantastic. What a beautiful spot. Hope you made it throught dinner & popcorn without the bears (what; no movie!!?) :)

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