Alaska's Winter Horizon

Alaska's Winter Horizon

Monday, September 3, 2012

Labor Day Weekend

 As you can tell by this picture, the geese are heading south.

We know winter is right around the corner. With that in mind, we decided to get away for the day on Sunday. We had thought about going away for the whole weekend, but as rooms were either filled or costs as much as a house payment, this would have to make do.

We decided to head down to the historic mining town of Hope.
 It is about an hour and a half south of Anchorage. Hope was another Alaska gold mining boom town in the early 1900s.
 In its heyday, there were around 3,000 people living there. There are still several of the original buildings to see, such as this social hall from 1902.

A couple of shops

                                                                                        and cafes
are here to tempt you.

A few of the old homes are still in use today.

This town is situated about 16 miles off the Seward Highway.

It sits along the Cook Inlet.

 Here is Greg making use of the fish cleaning station on a small stream.
 We walked around a bit but a combination of the continuous rain and hordes of mosquitoes forced our eventual retreat to the car. After a delightful afternoon in this small town, we headed home.

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