May 25, 2008
Aug 03, 2008
. There are only a few streets and about 20 buildings but they were all either shops, restaurants, or guesthouses. A very eclectic Alaskan town. A must visit. Everything here is original and locally owned - no chain places here. I went into a few shops, but not many since we have the dogs. I was not going out to eat down here, but with so many cool places I might have to have a lunch here tomorrow. I found out that there would be a ranger talk at the National Park field office down the road. However, it was inside so no dogs. Since Pooh had a rough day, I let her go inside while I watched the dogs. I took the dogs to the nearby river and let them off the leash for a bit. Queque had her usual spin time. After about 45 min. I went back to the office and met Pooh who said the talk was very informative and she was the teacher pet by knowing everything and asking all the questions. Time to walk back the mile to the RV park. There I cooked one of my best pastas with Turkey meatballs, cilantro, mushrooms, green pepper, & special Italian seasoning I bought on the Italy trip during spring break. We then ate and watched some more travel videos of which I bought in China last year - 24 episodes on one DVD!!!
Another overcast day. And we are supposed to be taking a flight around McKinley today. We'll see about that. The drive from Wasilla to Talkeetna was a short one, just over 70 miles. Nice easy drive but since it was overcast it was quite boring. To get to Talkeetna you have to take this 14 mile spur road off the main highway. We stayed at the only hook-up camp in the town, appropriately known as Talkeetna Camper Park. We had a close call here as they did not have our reservation but they had a few sights left. It's a small park and the RV's are parked in all different ways so it's a right fit. I cooked my leftover pizza which was still very good. But, just after we finished eating, Pooh got a major nose bleed and it did not stop. So I drove her to a clinic about 10 miles away. Luckily she was OK. She just needs to keep her nose hydrated. Back at the RV, Pooh needed a nap while I did some blogging. I called our flight and postponed it until tomorrow with the hope that there will be better weather. Around 5:00, we took the dogs for a walk around town. The main town was only around a half mile away