It was a short drive today, about 78 miles. All our group is parked at Edgewater RV Park on the Kenai River in Soldotna. The park is part of the Sunrise Resorts, Coast to Coast and Passport America. The nightly fee varies from $1 to $13 to $17.50 for those memberships. Non-members pay $35 per night. We have full hookups with 30 amps. Some sites have grass and picnic tables. The location is close to everything in town and will give us a good place to stay for a few days.
The Kenai River is the location of the largest salmon caught, typically, and has a 20-year average of 3.4 million anglers per year during salmon season. Last year there were only 1.6 million, and the number is predicted to be lower this year because of the economic slowdown. So, if you want to catch salmon, this could be your lucky year!
We had happy hour for the first time in a few days.
Our 6 RVs are parked in the same area of the park, 3 on the left, Forbes, Hills, Fradettes.
The others are on the right, Smith/Livingston, Olsons, Del Rosarios.
And just beyond us, you can barely see a Simba motorhome. In it are our good friends Tom and Carol Bezdeka, members of our Escapees Chapter 21 based in Benson, AZ. We coincidentally came to the same RV park on the same day and got parked next to each other! It’s a small world, after all! Will get a photo of them tomorrow.
The Forbes are getting service for their refrigerator and washer/dryer from Dan’s Mobile RV service. He divides his time between Alaska and Arizona.
I noticed our satellite dish had collided with the CB antenna. Good thing we replaced that spring recently!
Don extended the washing brush handle and reached up to free the antenna. That’s one long pole. Saved climbing on a ladder!
We went to dinner with Dennis and Carol to Sal’s Klondike Diner, about 1/2 mile away.
There’s a model train track that runs around the top of the walls of this room. It moves fast!
We’ll be here for 3 nights and will visit the city of Kenai a few miles away. The new, very large WalMart Super Center is one of our planned destinations, and I’m sure we’ll find other interesting things to report on.
A final note: Thanks to Pat Livingston for pointing out that several postings of my blog were loading every time she went to the site, and it took a long time to come up because of all the photos. I didn’t realize that because I rarely look at my own blog! So I found the setting and changed it in Blogger. I hope the post loads more quickly now. Thanks again, Pat!