Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge
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We awoke early to find another sunny day. We were exhausted after yesterday's excitement and the very long day.
We left the mountainside hotel and made a short trip to the home and kennel of 4 time Iditarod race winner Jeff King. The mushers who participate in the famous race also run tourist operations to help supplement their income. …
I've spent the last few days looking at Mt.McKinley (aka Denali). My schedule and limited connectivity resulted in a backlog of entries. I spent the day at Grand Talkeetna Lodge. It is fashioned after the great national park lodges. The highlight is a viewing deck with comfortable seating arrangements with a beautiful panoramic view of the Alaskan …
I traveled from Denali to Talkeetna on the Alaska Railroad on Thursday. This is a little town that reminds me of Metamora, IN. A bunch of little shops and restaurants. I took a boat ride on the Susitna River. We saw an eaglet in a tree - looked like one of this year's by its size. Less than a hundred yeards from the eaglet, we saw two adults in the …
The train is very nice. Celebrity/Royal Caribbean has their own observation cars as does Princess, Holland American, etc. The cars are very nice. Upstairs is the seating area with a bar to the front of the car. The seats are very comfortable. Below is the dining. The food was quite good. I had a lobster bisque for lunch that was just just …
... were also many smaller plaques memorializing local Alaskans and their service to our country. As we drove north on the Parks Highway, we saw blue sky so we were hoping to see some mountain views. We weren’t alone. There were many people in the parking areas, hoping to catch some mountain views on this rare, sunny day. No luck. The mountains were shrouded in clouds, although every once and awhile you could see some snowy peaks peeking through the ...
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