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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. …
... The tour guide Carol was a born and bred native of the area whose husband and family lived a traditional subsistence life style. The family had 2 camps on the coast across the bay. One for winter to harvest seal and whale and one for spring and summer to harvest the salmon when they run. They dried, preserved and stored their catch for the leaner months.
The town was small and very rustic mostly, with some newer modern buildings scattered among the older ...
... 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 ...
... was humming, there were so many people in there, all the tables were full & mainly by groups of older people who I suspected were on cruises judging by the conversations. Luckily I spied an armchair in a quiet corner, a staff told me I wouldn't be served there – suited me fine as I already had my coffee & pie, both much dearer than almost everywhere else I'd been in Alaska but I wasn't bothered, I was there for the experience.
Drove to the airstrip, about ...
... and the salmon came early this year. Sheep Creek meets the Susitna River here, and its confluence makes fishing easy. The silvers and pinks swam upsteam, and I caught so many fish. There was one day where every time I casted, I reeled one in. New to the fishing experience at the beginning of summer, I quickly became addicted and was obsessed with my tackle box...fishing was my drug. I couldn't get enough. I caught mostly pink and silver salmon, but I did catch a couple of chums. ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking