Tuesday, July 19, 2011


We had the morning free and did not leave Denali until noon.  Many of our fellow tour members went back into town.  We decided to take it leisurely at the hotel.  Today the weather was gorgeous and we were able to see Denali (Mt. McKinley) very clearly.  What a treat.  It is humongous.  Everyone was taking tons of pictures.

Our hotel in Talkeetna was the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge. It had the best view of the mountain yet. It was right out of our window, front and center! Very cool.

Talkeetna is very quaint. Supposedly the TV show Northern Exposure was based somewhat on the town. I could see that. We took the shuttle into town and ate dinner at the Talkeetna Roadhouse. It is more known for its breakfast. The menu items were listed as breakfast and not breakfast. It was ok. I am guessing breakfast is much better.

On the way back to the shuttle we walked past this cool art sculpture thing.

When I got a little closer, I saw that is was a totem where passers by were to add tokens about themselves to it. Pretty cool.

When we got back in our room, I hooked the video recorder up to the TV and we watch some of the trip video. I seem to have a lot of footage of things like shoes, the side of the binoculars and other things when I thought the camera was off and it wasn't. I guess I will be working on my editing skills when I get home. The beds here were hard, but the cell phone reception and internet service was good.