After a morning of cleaning, building and playing with Ford (like normal) we decided to head for Homer. It was a GORGEOUS drive; not a cloud in the sky almost no traffic.
My dad had just gotten through saying, "my day isn't complete, I haven't seen a moose" and one crossed the road about a 1/2 mile in front of us. Then we saw a cow and yearling a few miles down the road.
We stopped at Deep Creek and got some pictures of the mountains and Dad took some of Ford, Luke and I. We walked along the beach in Homer, it was super quite down on the spit because almost nothing is open at the moment. There was not even a breeze, which is weird, but it nice not to be blown around while taking pictures of Ford and Luke. Ford is not obsessed with BALLS. Anything round is, "ball, ball, ball" and him pointing and saying please.... We walked down the pier and every time he saw a buoy he would say, "BALL!".
A couple of our friends have lived in Homer and I had a great time eating lunch with this at the beginning of the week (they were driving back to Anchorage after a weekend in Homer)... Anyway, they said next time we came down here that we NEEDED to eat at Cafe Cups ( http://www.cafecupsofhomer.com ) HOLY COW... I wish I had enough self control to get pictures of food before eating. Some of the best food I have ever eaten. We got their Calamari appetizer, it was a HUGE portion and was lightly breaded and fried, homemade aioli sauce accompanied it with fresh lemon wedges.... Hands down the best, probably freshest and most tender calamari I have ever had. For my entrée I had was FRESH rock fish tacos, AMAZING..... Luke had a caesar with prime rib and Dad had their soup and salad combo. It was all homemade and some of the best food I have ever had. Whitney told me I HAD TO GET DESSERT... I am so glad she told me that because I asked what the desserts were tonight before we even ordered anything else. I had THE BEST PEANUT BUTTER PIE of my life, I do not think I can even attempt to find a place that makes something superior to it nor do I want too.
I am fairly sure that "Cups" will be on our MUST DO LIST every time we go to Homer. I plan on spending my 25th (and golden) Birthday there in July. I am sure that it will become something that we share with people as they come and visit us as well. I wish more owners and chefs would take as much pride in their food as they do at Cups. You can taste the passion and love that is behind the invention of each dish that they produce.
I will make sure that I post pictures of our little day trip, after I load them onto the computer. I got to play with Dad's new T4i. I think I might have to "borrow" it... Forever ;)