This is the view from my room at the Driftwood Inn as it appeared earlier this afternoon. I'm sitting on the bed looking at this view right now. Of course, it's 10:48 p.m. and the sky is not yet dark so that makes everything seem really otherworldly I keep thinking it's around 7. I've got the window open and the breeze is very brisk but it feels great and somebody has their fireplace going.
I was starving earlier and all I wanted in this world was a piece of halibut (Homer being the Halibut Fishing Capital of the World and all), but everything was closed. I drove all over town, nearly got lost on a winding road to nowhere (I'm going back tomorrow because it was really cool - but I was too hungry to investigate further).... anyhoo - I was starving, so I ended up going across the street from the hotel to a place called Duggans Irish Pub (and restaurant). Duggans is not so much an Irish Pub as a dark neighborhood bar with ESPN on 4 screens and a bunch of drunken pool players retelling the same joke to everyone they see. And the service was awful. But the Halibut? Niiiiice! Grilled. Tasty.
When I got back to my room, I noticed I stank of cigarette smoke so I partook of a particularly fabulous shower in some extremely hot Alaskan water and now I'm sitting here enjoying a Law and Order marathon, the brisk breeze and the non-dark night.
Oh yeah. A Bald Eagle flew past my window earlier.
Tomorrow, I'm going to visit the wildlife refuge and some art galleries.
I'll get the photos I took going on the slide show, but I'm too tired tonight.