John and Doug hired an 11 seater Ford Van for us to all travel together. It was so much fun with lots of funny stories passing to and fro. We past through some small settlements and saw lots of weekender type cabins and camping grounds where people holiday and fish, hike, berry pick blueberries and raspberries, in wintertime they snow board and ski, and of course hunting.
The road followed the Turnagain Arm side by side with the railway. Turnagain Arm was named by Captain Cook. The mountains and rivers were spectacular.
|Our Ford van parked outside Van Gilder Hotel|
Dinner in the Apollo RestaurantJohn and Doug spent some school years in Seward and that was where they met their wives, Linda and Diane.
Seward is a fishing port as well as a coal loading port. In the summertime cruise ships also stop their where passengers disembark and catch the train up to Anchorage to fly out.
We had dinner in a lovely Greek Italian restaurant and stayed at the historic Van Gilder Hotel established in 1916.