Driving to Seward

September 5, 2015 – Happy birthday to Tony!  Today we make the trek to Seward.  The trek south wasn’t incredibly crowded, but traffic moved consistently slowly.  Our theory is people were wowed by the non-stop mountain scenery.  We did a brief stop at a viewpoint on the Turnagain Arm, and again at the Begich Boggs Visitor Center for a quick view of the water.

There are plenty of scenic stops along Turnagain Arm.
There are plenty of scenic stops along Turnagain Arm.

We took a short detour to Cooper Landing for lunch. Our restaurant of choice was Kingfisher Roadhouse, which is located directly off of Kenai Lake.  We had a few local beers (Alaska has a great local brewing scene), and good game fajitas and soup. The entire drive south was either on, between, or within view of gorgeous mountains; we definitely recommend this area for some spectacular views.

There are calmer waters further along the drive.
There are calmer waters further along the drive.

Our B&B room is perfect, and within an easy walk of the Sea Bean (for coffee after a walk along the water) and the Seward Brewing Company.  It was colder and gray, but we wanted to see what the waterfront was like.  What we weren’t expecting were all the people with their RVs (and quite a few tents) who were camped out in the parking lot like area near the rocky beach.  Those with waterfront views had firepits built out of rock, and a lovely view.

It's rush hour in Seward.
It’s rush hour in Seward.

We needed to warm up a bit, so we stopped at the Sea Bean for some hot and caffeinated drinks before going to the Seward Brewing Company.  Their beer was good, as were the mac ‘n cheese and soft pretzels. For birthday dessert we had some cookies that we had picked up during the past few days.

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