Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Again we had the morning free and much of the afternoon before leaving Talkeetna. We hung around in the hotel lobby enjoying the wonderful views of Denali and enjoying the fire in the nearby fireplace. At 4:00 we boarded the bus to catch the train down to Anchorage. The train cars had glass tops so you could see in any direction. The scenery was gorgeous and the trip on the train was very relaxing.

We ate dinner in the dining area below where we sat. Dinner was good. Cathy and I had Stuffed Chicken, Robyn had fettuccine alfredo, and Cara was thrilled to have chicken strips. She is a chicken strip expert and it was only her second chance on the whole trip to have them. For dessert, Cara had a brownie sundae and Robyn had the black and white espresso cake. Both dessert plates were licked clean. Nana stayed upstairs and didn't come down for dinner.

We arrived in Anchorage around 8:00 and went straight to the Marriott, where we would be staying for the night. We said our goodbyes to Bill, the bus driver, and Brian, our tour guide. Cara surprised us all by giving Brian a huge hug and lifting him off of the ground. I am a bit sad that this is the last night of our trip, but I will be glad to see home.