LIVE from Land’s End Lodges in Homer, Alaska

In Alaska Travelgram, Lodging by scott

Since my first visit 30 years ago, Homer, Alaska always has been one of my favorite Alaska destinations. Here’s a shot last night from the deck at the Chart Room Restaurant:

This weekend, with family in tow, we made the drive down from Anchorage for a couple of special events. First, to walk along the beach, throw rocks in the ocean and check out the eagles near Land’s End Resort.

I got up close to this eagle:

The second reason was to visit Two Sisters Bakery near Bishop’s Beach. Don’t miss it. I don’t have pictures because after I get my hands on one of those sticky buns, I cannot touch my keyboard!!

Third, the Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference is hosting a reading by Anne Lamott. If you have not read (or heard) Anne, she’s a riot. Her tales of real-life struggles, laced with links to love and spirituality, make you crave more of her brand of California Craziness. Her home? Marin County. Figure it out! HA! Check out this starfish on the beach:

I’m working on my second espresso from the Chart Room restaurant. It’s open before breakfast. Everyone else but me, the barista and the Front Desk staff still are asleep.

We’re bunked down here at Land’s End Lodges, the high-end condos (Ooops….I mean “Town Homes”. HAHA!) adjacent to Land’s End at the end of the Homer Spit. The lodges are great for a family that needs more than a single hotel room. Heck–how about a palace?? Really, these condos are decked out with three levels, two bedrooms and plenty of floor space for others to spread out on fold-out couches.

Since the Lodges are owned by different individuals, each one is tricked out differently. The owners of our unit probably have a quarry in Italy named after them: there is fancy tile in all three bathrooms. Here’s a shot from the Master Suite looking out onto the beach:

Granite countertops on the kitchen island. Since it’s a condo–you get to cook your own food and do your own dishes with all the fancy appliances! Huge two-story floor-to-ceiling windows that look over the ocean. Of course, you’re right on the beach. Heavens. I could just move in right now. The deck is great–and you can just walk right onto the beach. Here’s a shot:

OK–it helps that it’s a beautiful day. But it was a beautiful evening last night. And it’s going to be beautiful tomorrow. And even if it rains and freezes, there are a couple of fireplaces to keep you warm–and it’s fun to just sit in one of the alcoves and watch the waves roll in.

Yep, I’m ready to move in. Check the website. See you on the beach.

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