Talkeetna Alaska Hostel International
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We stayed in Talkeetna for a night on our way to Denali National Park. It was a very pretty bohemian little town with a mixture of easy going hippies and climbers on their way to/ from Denali Summit.
The hostel was a great little haven, situated in the shade of huge leafy trees with buddhist prayer flags fluttering in the breeze. We …
... The visibility went down to approx 50-100metres, and I slowed to suit the conditions. After about 20 minutes the road climbed a large hill with glimpses of blue sky as I soon reappeared back in full daylight. As I continued over the crest of the hill and down the other side, the wind abated and driving conditions returned to normal. On the drive into Fairbanks I saw a huge moose on the edge of the road, their size is ...
... in Anchorage.
We changed hotels the day after our north west trip because the cheaper hotel we were staying in was a little too seediy for Zoe and Maria. It is Sunday now and After checking into the Comfort Inn we hired some bikes do ride the coastal trail on Anchorages foreshore. I thought the ride might test us as the store attendant's suggested route was 20 plus miles long. We made it, though we took longer than we had planned due to some temporary geographic ...
... 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.
Grace went off to work early, I stayed in bed a while but heard someone in the kitchen so got up, Walt was making coffee.
I went off to the post office before long to get a box to ship home the things I'd bought yesterday.
Then I went with Walt to the supermarket to purchase some Ghiradelli brownie mixes to send home as they are so unbelievably delicious & ended up getting some more things. Luckily I brought ...
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