Saturday, July 20, 2019

2019 Alaska Vacation Journal (70)

2019 Alaska Vacation Journal (70)

07/20/2019 No Travel Day - Alaska Berries in Soldotna, Alaska


Start Location:
Start Time: N/A
Mileage:  54,374.5
Cost Per Night: $31.50 USD
Weather: 50 - 60 F Overcast

We went out at a decent time and the weather had cooled quite a bit. However, everyone else in Alaska had the same notion. All the fishing spots were packed. We checked out Rotary Park and the Centennial Campground and Boat Launch – just too many people for us.

I convinced Paul into going wine tasting at the Alaska Berries Winery. They grow the fruit and berries used in the production of handcrafted wines and jams. "From the bush to the bottle" is their motto. It is not a big place; family owned and operated.

We were greeted by owner Laurie Olson. After a complimentary wine tasting lovingly served by Hannah, I brought home a Raspberry Hard Cider (6.5% Alcohol). Paul picked up a bottle of Apple & Haskap juice and two jars of jam.

On the way out (they keep the gate closed for moose); Brian Olson opened the gate for us. Paul and he had an informative talk about local building requirements . . . or more accurately the lack there of.

We stopped by the Kenai Brewing Company. We had hoped to lunch at the microbrewery. Regrettably, just as the fishing, this spot was packed. Lunch at the RV was more amiable.

Time just flies here in Alaska – Before we knew it, the day had passed.

Wildlife Spotted: Ducks and Roosters at the Alaska Berries Farm.

Hard to Find Parking at Rotary Park - Soldotna, Alaska
Hard to Find Parking at Rotary Park - Soldotna, Alaska

Berry Fields - Alaska Berry Winery
Berry Fields - Alaska Berry Winery

Winery Ducks have an Easy Life - Alaska Berries Winery
Winery Ducks have an Easy Life - Alaska Berries Winery

Cheers – Of Course Paul is Tasting Plain Fruit Juice
Cheers – Of Course Paul is Tasting Plain Fruit Juice

2019 Alaska Vacation Journal

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