Left Anc. 5:30 PM Tues., raining over Hope and Res Ck Trail. Few eagles at Peterson Ck. Spitting rain at Cooper Landing, clearing onto Kenai Burn flats, prettier and prettier. Moose ran across in front of us leaving Soldotna and two horse riders crossed before us at North Point prior to Homer, 4 hours later. Spent night with friends, Light on the Hill. Next AM spent 3 hours watching pit run delivered-spread at daughter’s driveway. Left A.Point 1 PM; 12 min. delay Happy Valley for yellow stripe painting. Monster Ak Range volcano-mts. Side trip mouth Deep Creek to show wife tractors, 20 eagles and talk w. 2 PA fishmen who’d hooked fish in the Kasilof and were returning. Side trip Kenai to look for used clarinet and music cassette tapes. Freddies 8-piece chicken and ice cream. Slow pokes necessitated stop at Sterling to eat chicken wing–best ever from Freddies; passed slow pokes (2 mtr. hms. and pkup entering Kenai Burn). Minimal rain at 4:30 PM. Silvertip: dark green spruce and hemlock pockmarked w. light green alder and grass covered the mountainsides, capped with glorious white and back dropped by robin egg blue and cotton ball clouds. Perhaps the prettiest RT drive ever to Homer. Reached home at 7.