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Travel Blogs from Talkeetna
We woke up at the Alpaca Inn and enjoyed a great breakfast with Leslee. Leslee, in addition to running the Inn and breeding the Alpacas also is only the town's planning board and manages an art gallery in town. The gallery and studio is a historical site that was close to being torn down. The community pulled together and remolded the whole thing. …
... arrived from Denali.
Our motorcoach finally arrived, and transported us to Anchorage within a few hours, where we had a very nice room at the Anchorage Hilton. We didn't see any moose or bear on the 3-hour drive to Anchorage.
We settled in and walked around the downtown area until we found Glacier Bay Brewhouse, and enjoyed pizza and Imperial Blonde beer. It was fantastic! Although ...
... a knob.
I’d gone by 7.15am & thought that would be ample time for me to cover the 60 ish miles to Talkeetna but I didn’t factor in my predilection to stop to take photos too often. Saying that I thought I was pretty restrained this morning. There really wasn’t much traffic on the road at all & it was a clear day so the drive on the Parks Highway was very pleasant. In addition Eddie & Sheila’s van was a pleasure to drive.
... it was there and that something made me look for it so close to Anchorage!
Half an hour later, purse retrieved and on the road again and in same spot. Ground hog day.
Made a deliberate detour to Eklutna Lake, with its lovely windy, rollercoaster ride that Julia was super happy about. Few minutes longer and we might have been seeing some blueberry hotcakes. Lake a bit meh.
Continued down the highway. Just past Wallisa ...
... creek. It was actually a very large creek, but slow moving. It was wide, but honestly, I doubt it was all that deep, considering how many lures I lost on the bottom over the summer. Every day was sunny, and I developed a nice, dark tan (after the red went away). I would wear a tank top and mini shorts, and of course my Glockstrapped to my hip, and wade as far out as I could without getting my shorts wet, which usually was about 1/4 of the way across. I had flip-flops with me, but I ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking