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Savoring a Local Sweet in Homer, Alaska
While traveling throughout Alaska last week, I was fortunate to be able to visit Homer for a mere 36 hours. Located at the end of the Sterling Highway on the Kenai Peninsula, Homer abounds in seaside charm.
Known as the Halibut Fishing Capital of the World, Homer boasts an abundance of camping and RV sites. The main drag sits along The Spit, which juts out 4.5 miles into Kachemak Bay. All of the campsites along The Spit feature seaside views and fabulous breezes. When I was in Homer, I must admit that I did not camp. This was my first trip to there, and we stayed at The Driftwood Inn, an old-town style inn that is located in the historic section of town. The Driftwood also has a waterfront RV park and very basic amenities. Our room was clean and simple. The bathroom was down the hall. Our beds were bunk beds!
Before I checked in, I was told to check out Two Sisters Bakery, which was just a short walk down the road. Only complimentary coffee was served for breakfast at the Driftwood, so I headed for Two Sisters the next day. On day one, I fueled up with a warm Ham and Cheese Savory, which was indeed savory and quite lovely. The next day we went back for another “savory,” but I also mowed through a “sweet.” I rarely eat sweets in the morning, but when my daughter gave me a bite of her Mixed Berry Danish, I simply had to have one myself. The pastry was superb. The cream cheese filling was quite subtle and not overly sweet. The mixed berry topping was soft, incredibly luscious, and deliciously memorable.
So, have you found any fabulous local bakeries during your travels? They often offer fabulous treats at very affordable prices…
Photo by Melissa A. Trainer
–Melissa A. Trainer