Scenery and Seafood in Seward

Seward Harbor

Seward, Alaska, is another great town in the Kenai Peninsula.  It’s home to the Visitor Center for Kenai Fjords National Park which is why we routed here, but this is a cool little coastal town (pop: 3,000) to visit even without national park activities.  We spent three nice nights here — July 17-19 (yes, I’m behind with my blog posts!) — another ‘end of the road’ destination one reaches by driving the beautiful and scenic Seward Highway south out of Anchorage to where the road literally ends at Resurrection Bay.

The Richards + Fred in Seward
Chris, Oliver (who liked Fred’s new nickname for him: “Big O”), Ella and Uncle Fred, a.k.a. “Freddie”

We are still traveling with my sorority sister, Chris, and her two delightful kids, Ella (10) and Oliver (8-1/2).  Before we were each married, Chris and I traveled a lot together over the years, and now it’s been fun to add the kids and Fred into the mix.  The three of them bring a fun and silly energy to our once-quiet travel.  [Chris, remember the time when the two of us could sit and enjoy a bottle of wine in peace and quiet?!?  Oh, how the times have changed, but I wouldn’t trade them for a single minute – being Aunt LoLo is the best!]

We stayed at the Hotel Seward which bills itself as ‘historic.’  Upon checking in we realized this meant ‘slightly old and a little worn,’ however it didn’t matter; the whole town is a little dated [with the exception of the very modern and very cool Alaska SeaLife Center] and we did find the accommodations really quite nice.  The kids especially liked all of the mounted animals in the old lobby.  I especially liked the pink shower surround in my bathroom!!

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I’ll post more about our park activities in my upcoming Kenai Fjords National Park post, but here are a few photos Fred captured depicting what goes on at the docks when the fishing boats come in:

Before and after shots of my Alaskan King Crab dinner on our final night in Seward:

We all had a really great time together in Seward — lots of funny things to laugh about… lots of giggles and wiggles (Oliver!)… and lots of beautiful scenery and fresh seafood!

Seward, Alaska
Resurrection Bay at the end of Seward