This town is the largest city on the peninsula. Is sits on a low rise overlooking the mouth of the Kenai River where it empties into Cook Outlet. We spent some time at the flats of the river because we were informed that caribou had been seen there recently. We did not find them but did see two sandhill cranes feeding in the wetlands. Our first stop was the visitor's center where there is also a museum and a special display of the icons of Holy Assumption Orthodox Church. The icons will be displayed there while the church is undergoing renovation. At the visitor's center we were encouraged to visit Veronica's Cafe while touring the town. My brother Wayne was quite anxious for his afternoon coffee so the cafe was our first stop. As you can see in the picture below it is quite quaint. It was built in 1918 and the original log walls can still be seen inside the building. That is a blooming lilac tree at the left corner of the house. It was a very delightful place to stop for afternoon tea.