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Along the Turnagain Arm, the way anyone traveling by road or train must go between Anchorage and the Kenai Peninsula, there is an area known as Bird Point. There’s a lovely State Park area which provides wonderful views and a great spot for a break in the drive.
There are times when we’ve traveled in less than optimal conditions on that stretch of road. Those times have you white knuckle driving as the way the wind comes down the arm can cause for involuntary weaving of your vehicle. But, when the sun is shining and the wind is minimal, the drive is nothing short of spectacular. And, on those days, I love to find a spot like this one to stop and better enjoy God’s handiwork.
For the boys, it was definitely a great time to stretch their legs after being in the RV for a while.
They enjoyed looking through the spotting scopes at the observation deck.
And, I enjoyed looking at some of the natural beauty along the path we walked. Rock formations are always a neat thing to observe as our flowers.
One of the animals you might see when visiting Bird Point is the beluga whale. We didn’t spot any in the water, but J had a fun time playing around the beluga ‘statues’ near the parking lot.
But, the favorite thing of this stop was taking time to soak in the mountains flanking Turnagain Arm.
Now that they’ve opened up a RV camp area as part of the State Park, we’re seriously considering an overnight there with the bikes. There’s a nice bike trail you can ride without fear of the motor vehicles on the road.
Do you enjoy finding places to stop, stretch your legs and enjoy the scenery when you travel?
What are some of your favorite stops you’ve made along the way ?