Before leaving Ninilchik, we went to The Transfiguration of Our Lord Russian Orthodox Church. It sets high up on a bluff overlooking the Ninilchek River, and in the right weather condition Mount Iliamna can be seen from this church. This church is one of the most photographed sites in Alaska's Kenai Penninsula. It was dedicated in 1901.
When we got to Kenai, we went to the Visitor Center. Besides tourist information, the Visitor Center has some very nice taxidermy mounts, other displays, and a movie.
eagle catching a fish
tufted puffin (Bob & Jesse saw some of these on their charter fishing trip yesterday)
one of the displays outside
Then, we drove some in Kenai old city and stopped at this church. Built between 1894-96, the Holy Assumption Orthodox Church, is the oldest standing Orthodox Church in Alaska and a National Historic Site. A simple, wood-frame structure with clapboard siding, Holy Assumption Church features a square two-story bell tower and a distinctive crown-shaped cupola, both with the three-bar Orthodox Cross.
Jesse turned down another road, and at the end of it was a campground (looks like for local fishermen) and had a fish processing operation at the end of it. It was at the mouth of the Kenai River and Cook Inlet.
We got back to the campground a little after 4:00 this afternoon. We all met again at 5:30 for dinner at Ginger & Jesse's. She baked some delicious chicken parmesan, spinach & cheese filled pasta, red & white sauce, and hot french bread.
Groc 10.99 Cap/