So a while back David and I saw this woman on the news with a sign in her window saying need beer. She was looking out her window with a Coors Light in her hand. Coors ended up delivering her cases of her beer.
Well David and I don’t care for Coors but we do love our Troegs which is a local brewery in Hershey, PA.
This is David’s take on it. Do you think he will get some beer? Watch this space to find out?
A slender pointed rod for holding meat over a fire.
To eject from the mouth
To rain or snow slightly
A small point of land usually of sand or gravel running into the water
Now can you figure out which one I mean by this title?
Read on to see if you are right.
David had to go to the Kenai Peninsula to work and I went with him, so I could visit my friend Stella. Stella and I decided to take a day trip to Homer.
We got up that morning and headed out for our 80 mile trip to Homer with a few stops for photo ops on the way down.
We stopped on top of the hill leading into Homer to take some nice scenic photos.
I also got some nice flower photos there.
We then drove on into Homer and out on the Spit. The forces of nature that built the Homer Spit might have washed it away years ago, if humans had not intervened. Winter storms roaring out of the northwest try to separate the 4.5-mile strip of sand and gravel from the mainland almost every year, but rock walls and perseverance keep it intact.
While on the Spit you can’t leave without taking a few shots of the marina. Guess who happened to be in the marina, Time Bandit. If you are fans of the Deadliest Catch you will know what I am talking about. I myself have never watched the show. I guess because I live here.
Well this is our last leg of the trip. We will be home today. It is only 426 miles to home. It should take us around 9 hours or less since I am driving.
Our last stop in Canada was in Beaver Creek. This is what the local visitor center has to say about it.
The historic community of Beaver Creek is a small border town on the Alaska Highway, the most westerly community in Canada, and Yukon’s gateway to Alaska. Beaver Creek is nestled in Yukon’s breathtaking, spruce-filled wilderness. The population of just over 100 is community-minded and friendly; people who value their quiet lifestyle, pristine landscape and surrounding wilderness.
We left our hotel at 8 but we had to gas up first. The gas is definitely more expensive in California than any where else we have been including Alaska. We also found out that it is cheaper if you pay cash, with a card it was $4.29
Our friends asked if we wanted to go camping with them. We agreed to go because we have never been before and it sounded fun.
The first place they took us was the Girdwood Forest Fair. There people with flowers in their hair, people all dressed up and even pirates singing. We thought this place was pretty cool. As you follow the trails through the forest you will find all kind of booths. There was really a lot of people though.
Then we stopped for a nice brew at Girdwood Brewery.
We found a nice place to camp by a pond. The camper was really comfortable and scenery was nice.
I got to play with the twins. That was lot of fun. They are really cute.
The next morning we packed up after breakfast. This camping stuff is fun. I hope they invite us again.
We will say Good-Bye for now and hope to see you soon.
We decided to just hang out in Reykjavik today because we hadn’t really checked the town or the breweries out yet.
Our first stop was the Bryggjan Brugghus Bistro & Brewery. We met Arturo Santoni a Brewmaster from Argentina who gave us a tour of the most beautiful brewery we’ve ever seen. We then enjoyed a flight of the their beers which we really enjoyed. Sorry guys we couldn’t bring any back because the liquor store we stopped out didn’t carry any. We will check at duty free on our way out though. Arturo even gave us a sample of his red ale with cherries and coriander. That was our favorite. When we told him that he gave me a cap.
To Fred I think these people started with a little more than 5000 pounds since they have only been open for two years.
Then we looked at some of the boats and the ducks with one duckling in the harbor.
We then stopped at the Sun Voyager to take a couple of photos.
Then we were off to meet Alyson Hartwig the brewer at RVK Brewing Company. Alyson is an American from Colorado. They are not open to the public yet but if you contact them you can go for a tour. We really enjoyed her beers. I think she will really make a name for this place in the future, so be watching for her.
We did find some interesting buildings today.
We then went to eat at Le Bistro. We ate here our first night but couldn’t remember the name or where it was. At that time I had some wonderful mussels and David had a very nice lamb shank. They had an Icelandic sampler that we wanted to try. We had the goat’s cheese, carmalized onions and dried apricots baked in a filo pastry served with beetroot and a French vinaigrette. This was very nice. Then we had the Icelandic sampler which was black pudding made with lamb, pickled herring, smoked salmon, dried cod, smoked lamb, dark rye bread, rotten shark and a shot of Brennivin.
Kæstur hákarl or Rotten Shark is a national dish of Iceland consisting of a Greenland shark or other sleeper shark which has been cured with a particular fermentation process and hung to dry for four to five months. Kæstur hákarl has a strong ammonia-rich smell and fishy taste. Kæstur hákarl is readily available in Icelandic stores and is eaten year-round, but is also served as part of a þorramatur, a selection of traditional Icelandic food served at þorrablót in midwinter.
I was also told that the reason the shark has to fermented is because it is full of toxins. The ammonia smell is because it looses its urine through its skin. The closer the skin the worse the smell. We didn’t think it was as bad as everyone said but the waitress told us this is because it was not from close to the skin.
We highly recommend this restaurant if you ever get to Iceland.
Our last day was a nice relaxing day. Now time to start getting packed for our trip back to Alaska.