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Jul 7, 2014

Vacation....is there anything better? We are still riding high from our little family getaway last week. If you follow me on instagram then you saw me over-gram like crazy last week of our stay in Homer, AK. Let me take a minute...or a few days to recap what will go down in history as one of the best vacations. If you happen to not like vacation recaps, just avoid this blog like the plague for the next week!

Are you still here? Great!
I stood on our car to get this picture...not recommended

The drive down to Homer is breathtaking in itself, I think I took about 150 pictures of the drive alone. I mean five hours in the car makes you seek an outlet right? But since Ace has the bladder the size of a small grape, I had plenty of photo worry opportunities to snap snap snap! And I did. 

It has been decided that our children get 90% of their nutritional intake in the car. All three of them ate the entire way down. Non-stop refilling of bowls, and cups, and just chucking handfuls of food their way. It was like a mobile petting zoo. But...if it keeps them happy, I will keep on keepin on. 
After no less than a thousand "are we there yet?" questions, we pulled up to what we would call home for the next five days. A little cabin set high above the Kenai Peninsula. We rushed to let small bladder in the door, and then immediately ran to the side of the bluff to take a look. 
I mean...is that not insane? Snow covered mountains, and sandy beaches all in one shot! This view was amazing to wake up to every morning. I will admit that I was a nut case about the kids getting too close to the edge. Even though there was a fence, I was constantly doing a head count when we were outside. 
It is funny how the idea of vacation changes when you throw toddlers into the mix. Before kids Chris and I would look for hotels with a long movie list, room service, spa treatments. Now we look for non-hotels. Cabins, or houses to rent. Kitchens, open space, privacy! This place was all that and more. We rented the cabin, but it still came with all the amenities of a hotel, like cleaning services, and mobile massage treatments! But the best part was all this open space for the kids to get out their energy. 
After a gallop or two around that open field, we loaded back in the car (just couldn't get enough of the car even after five hours) and headed down to the Homer Spit to get our beach on! Beaching in Alaska is very different than anywhere else. The water is freezing, the winds will knock you over, but damn it we are building a sand castle. Even if we have to bust out the winter fleece and beanies! 

Day one complete. I'd say it was a good start!










16 comments:

  1. That view is insane! I personally can't wait for the vaca recaps. ;)

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  2. What a beautiful place! I wouldn't want to leave.

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  3. These pictures are amazing! I would like to be there!

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    1. Thank you! I want to just send everyone to Homer! Such a beautiful little slice of heaven!

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  4. This is gorgeous and I am crazy jealous! Can't wait to see what else you guys got into!

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  5. That is beautiful. That cabin is adorable and I don't think I would leave.

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  6. Absolutely breathtaking!!!!!!!

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  7. Oh my goddddd....amazing, breathtaking views!!! I don't blame you for never wanting to leave that little cabin and all of those sights. I have GOT to go to Alaska one day!

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  8. That cabin is freaking adorable! How big was it?? It looks tiny! But who cares, because look at the view you had. That is amazing.

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  9. Oh my gosh, what an incredible view!! The mountains and the beach are two of my favorite places on earth... I want to go there! Also that little cabin is precious!! I love vacation recaps :)

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    1. I know, the view was just mind blowing! I woke up every morning looking at it like it was the first time I had every seen it. Just so beautiful!

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  10. Do you mind sharing the name of the cabin you stayed in? Looks amazing and great pictures :-)

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    1. We stayed at the Kenai Peninsula Suites, they have a few different cabin options that are all amazing! Highly recommend to anyone going to Homer :)

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