Day 9 – Cooper Landing to Homer, Alaska

Leaving Cooper Landing

I did not have any special plans or expectations while staying in Cooper Landing, I only knew I wanted to see the Russian River again. I stayed here because my friends were down the road in their RVs and this was the closest location to them and the Russian River.

I stayed at a lovely B&B called the Hutch B&B on Bunny Lane and owned by George and Shirley. It was exceptionally clean, the hosts were incredibly gracious and I felt very relaxed and comfortable the entire time.

The Hutch B&B porch and beautiful flowers.
The Hutch Two Bedroom Cabin

On arrival, I needed to wash clothes, so George escorted me down to the garage to use their washer and dryer. Using the “honor system” to pay for the soap and water, ($4.50) everything was clean once again. I took a picture to show my friends who paid $48 At a laundromat in Seward to wash clothes.

Shirley made sure every question was patiently answered for every guest and made sure everyone had everything they needed. Breakfast each morning was a help yourself large choice of continental breakfast items. I had requested a downstairs room which was right off the lobby, but I never heard a peep outside my door.

George and Shirley are highly respected and known by the locals. I was frequently asked by the locals where I was staying and they always said such nice things about a George and Shirley.

I had planned a leisurely two hour drive to Homer. I wanted to pick up some items in Soldotna at the HUGE Fred Myer store. This store has everything you could ever want to buy in one place. Clothes, groceries, gas, propane, RV dump station, etc.

Of course I had to stop for lunch at the Kenai River brewery and decided to enjoy the patio scenery with Smokey the Bear and my favorite comfort food, Mac and cheese.

Mac and Cheese at Kenai River Brewing Company.
Patio at Kenai River Brewing Company.

I couldn’t pass up this bookstore next door. I like to mosey in local, independent bookstores.

River City Books and Lucy’s Market. Independent bookstore.

Homer, Alaska

The Smithsonian Magazine named a Homer, Alaska, one of the top small towns in the nation. Condé Nast Traveller Magazine claims Homer, as Alaska’s most charming town. For me, it is simply one of my favorite travel destinations for a variety of reasons.

As you come over the crest to drive into Homer, this is the first of many beautiful sites to enjoy.
This is why I love Homer, Alaska. Beautiful.
My cute little Tiny Mermaid house at the Driftwood Inn. I am across the way from friends in their RVs.
Roomy studio with private bath and mini kitchen.
Tight spaces for RV parking at Driftwood Inn RV park.
Spectacular views of Kachemak Bay.

Day 10 is all about my Bear Viewing Trip from Homer to Katmai National Park. Can’t wait. 😁

Remember, “not all who wander are lost”. J.R.R. Tolkien

The RV Lady