Friday, July 19, 2019

2019 Alaska Vacation Journal (69)

2019 Alaska Vacation Journal (69)

07/19/2019 No Travel Day - Centennial Park

Start Location:
Start Time: N/A
Mileage:  54,374.5
Cost Per Night: $31.50 USD
Weather: 52 - 76 F Sunny

We actually got out at a decent a.m. time. We drove by Rotary Park, but never got any farther than the parking lot. The place was packed. We were downtrodden. Nevertheless, we tried Centennial Campground and Boat Launch.

Centennial Park is a bit of “wilderness in the city”. It is a very large wooded park with over a mile of frontage on the Kenai River, and is separated from the adjacent Regional Sports Complex by a steep wooded slope. The very first day parking lot was empty. We went down to check it out and found a great secluded spot (CS1). We quickly donned our waders and went fishing.

Fishing off the Kenai River was iconic. The sky was blue and the sun was up. Seagulls were squawking at us – telling us to catch something so they could scavenge the scrapes.

The foliage lining the banks were colorful and lush. In typical, Alaskan fashion, small private planes were crossing overhead on their way to new adventures. Two trout jumped out of the water very close to me in their pursuit of flies.

Although the salmon count is on the rise, we only witnessed one silvery prize reeled in. Although we were again fishless – it was a perfect day.

By noon we were starving. We lunched at Froso’s Family Dining again. This time our experience was not so pleasant.

Paul ordered the Cheese Enchiladas with French Fries because he is vegetarian. The waitress came back with the Enchiladas covered in Cheese Sauce chocked full of beef.

Very irritating. I had to eat my Captain’s Plate so it would not get cold while Paul waited for his Enchiladas to be redone.  Incredibly, the inside of his enchiladas were cold -

Wildlife Spotted: Trout jumping out of the Kenai River.

Our Beautiful Fishing Spot (CS1) - Centennial Park Soldotna, Alaska
Our Beautiful Fishing Spot (CS1) - Centennial Park

This Squirrel followed us as we returned to the Truck
This Squirrel followed us as we returned to the Truck

2019 Alaska Vacation Journal

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