Familiar roads, fresh fish and a room with a tree

Josh and I overfilled the cats’ bowls, packed the car and headed to Homer for our second wedding anniversary during Memorial Day weekend. We drove the familiar road down the Kenai Peninsula, waved at the turn off for the Heavenly Lodge where we said vows two years ago and drove on to Homer.

We stayed in the charming Apenglow Suite at the Homer Inn and Spa. The picture above is the view from our balcony and the hot tub on the edge of the property is pretty much the best way to view Kachemak Bay. Our room had a birch tree growing through the floor and ceiling. After much debate we established that it was in fact real. We ate at Fat Olives restaurant in Homer and got up shortly after dawn to ready for our now annual anniversary fishing trip.

This year we booked a full day of salmon and halibut fishing with Bob’s Trophy Charters. Our boat pushed off from the slip at Homer Spit marina at 6:30 a.m. and we spent nearly half the day trolling for salmon. Only two keepers in the morning between six fishers, but we had much better luck with halibut in the afternoon. Everyone caught their limit and I accidentally hooked a sting ray. I thought I was reeling in a REALLY BIG ONE and was disappointed it wasn’t a Hemingway-worthy catch.

I can hardly believe it’s been two years since I married my best friend, seems like just the other day.

 

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