Homer to Whittier: through the longest tunnel in US. 08-15-2013

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A truck in Homer, Ak filled with pots of flowers


Carol and I left Homer early and drove North toward Whittier.
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Go by Homer


It was a picture perfect day….that is an understatement. No clouds just bright warm sun and a cloudless sky most of the way. I do believe Carol and I should work for Google maps.
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Ninilchik, Ak

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Cute little gift shop in Ninilchik, Ak

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Fishing Boat Ninilchik, Ak


We photographed our cameras, gopro apnd phones until the batteries died. Remind my to buy ever-ready stock when I get home. 🙂
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I loved the name, lets all move to Happy Valley


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Great little abandoned house

We drove through Ninilchik, Happy Valley, Soldotnia, Sterling, Cooper Landing and Kenai.
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We took By-pass along the Kenai River, around Lakes Skilak and Kenai. This route to Whittier lead us around mountians, lakes and valleys.
We ate a yummy box lunch of salmon salad and chips, made by my brother Paul.

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Yummy salmon salad

Rolls by Two Sisters Bakery, Homer. Thank you Paul.
As we came close to Portage, we turned right to go to the Whittier tunnel and Whittier. Right before the tunnel is a lovely Begich Boggs Vistors Center & Park. It was very interesting, run by NPS. Lots of things to do( my camera died before I could get a picture of me sitting with Smokey Bear. He lives in Alaska in summer…wink wink) on the Glacier fed lake you could see 3 or so glacier pretty close up. Portage Glacier fed into lake but was hidden by mountains. A large Real iceberg was floating in lake.

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Begich Boggs Vistors center lake


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Glacier near Whittier Tunnel


Carol drove through the Anton Memorial Tunnel to Whittier. The tunnel is 13,200 feet long. It took us 7.5 minutes to drive through. The single lane road is paved with a railroad track in the middle of road.
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Approach to Whittier Tunnel

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Waiting in line Whittier tunnel


We took gopro video. We will see how to get that on utube.

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