One of the best things about a motorhome; if you don’t like the weather (or anything else) where you are at – you can go someplace else.
For me, that meant departing the [usually] wonderful waterfront campground at Seward, Alaska a day early. Even my potted plants were drowning in the rain!
After checking my weather apps first thing Wednesday morning, even though the morning weather was cooperatively windless, I could see the calm was destined to be temporary. It was also still uncomfortably damp and chilly. I’d had more than enough of that.
I chose a new destination, loaded everything up, unplugged and, after taking Rhonda for one last potty walk and taking a few final pictures of a remarkably calm Resurrection Bay, I sailed off – before the winds could pick up again.
It was a dreary, rainy drive over Moose Pass, but by the time I made the turn from the Seward Highway onto the Sterling Highway, the clouds were beginning to lighten up. My windshield wipers were still in use, but only periodically. I could almost feel the barometer rising, and my mood with it.
The temperature was also already warmer by 5 degrees over the current temps in Seward – I checked. I was going the right direction. 👍🏼
I stopped for lunch along the Kenai River near Cooper’s Landing, under only partially cloudy skies. Another bonus to traveling in an RV – being able to enjoy a “homemade” soup & sandwich lunch with a 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 view like this one!
I dallied along the river bank for over an hour, watching the occasional bright-colored raft float by, but eventually made myself pull back out onto the road.
A bit more than an hour later, I pulled into my chosen destination. Centennial Park Campground, with over 200 roomy campsites – some of them situated right on the lovely walking path meandering along the Kenai river. This is one of my favorite stops in the Soldotna area.
I didn’t bother wandering through the sprawling campground, but headed instead straight to my go-to campsite near the boat launch.
I knew from experience that this particular site was just right; perfectly level, right on the walking path and with a lovely view of the river from my “bedroom window”. Being mid-week, I was confident there would be few fellow campers, and I was right.
Ronni and I checked out the boat launch and day-use area, then took a long walk along the riverfront walking path. Note the gloriously blue sky. Definitely the right decision.
There is an abundant moose population in the area, and it’s calving season, so Ronni was constrained to a 6’ leash and I kept a running conversation going so as not to surprise any 4-legged ruminants. Or bears, for that matter.
Fortunately, the only wildlife we scared up were a couple of chittering squirrels, much to Rhonda’s delight.
Later, after a light dinner, I relaxed with my knitting and my beautiful river view while Ronni kept a vigilant watch for more squirrels – they kept her happily entertained by using the wood-rail fence along the nearby walkway as a handy squirrel highway from tree to tree.
Eventually, even squirrels couldn’t compete with a warm sunny spot on the bed. We girls had come to the end of a long, satisfying day. It was time for bed – sunshine or no sunshine.