Sunday, August 15, 2010

Talkeetna Alaska

Our little group had a small bus to ourselves, six travelers, our guide and driver.  We rode to Talkeetna to spend the night before heading to Denali the next morning.

Talkeetna Alaska is a tourist town with friendly locals and a lot of character.
Lots of old buildings, places to eat and gift shops.  Some of our fellow travelers went flight seeing, we elected to explore the town.  It didn't take long!
We saw what to do with an old dog sled, make a planter.
No guns?, I don't recall ever having seen a sign quite like this before.
After walking the whole two blocks that is Talkeetna, we walked over to the river.  They said there was a mountain out there somewhere but we didn't see it.
Later, at 11pm, from our lodge window there it was, Denali peeking above the clouds.
See more views of the world at My World Tuesday, hosted for us by Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy and Sylvia.

20 comments:

Linda Reeder said...

I take it Alaska is a gun totin' place.
Denali is an illusive mountain to catch a glimpse of.

Paulie said...

Denali likes to play hide and seek but eventually, one is rewarded. When I was there, we abandoned the camper for a school bus and traveled with a large group. I remember capturing a bear with my camera -- my son's camera but I didn't know how to zoom in back then so the bear is small. . .

fredamans said...

What a colorful and eclectic little place! Beautiful shots!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

It looks like an interesting little town.

Sylvia K said...

Now that's a place with a lot of personality!! How fun! And your photos are terrific as always, Martha! Denali does seem to be elusive! Great post for the day! Thanks for sharing the fun! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Birgitta "foto CHIP" said...

That sign was a bit scarry - do they wear guns when visiting the town?

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Photo Cache said...

those little towns are so much fun to explore. thanks for sharing.

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Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That's the Wild Wild West out there! I love towns with character.

Barb said...

What a picaresque little town - sorry you couldn't take your gun in, Martha! Love the peak of Denali.

Life Ramblings said...

looks like a wonderful place to stroll around. love the beautiful skies.

Jim said...

Thanks for the tour.
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caughtbymycamera said...

What a great series of photos. It looks beautiful and inviting.

SandyCarlson said...

I would have a hard time leaving my gun and my stroller outside. Although maybe the kids in strollers are pretty handy shooters....

Love that store. Lots of fun there.

Shey said...

A very fun post to read. Looks like a very interesting place indeed from the sled planter to the signs & the shops. Best of all was your view from your lodge window. Superb!

BraCom (Bram) said...

Thank you for sharing these interesting photos

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Ann said...

It doesn't look cold. What is summer like?

katney said...

When we were there, or river picture looked like the first one. We did not see the mountain except for the model at the museum. A local woman had been killed at a train crossing a few days before. There was a real New Orleans style funeral procession with jazz band, decorated bikes, costumes and jugglers. That's the kind of twon Talkeetna is. Which lodge did youstay at? The Princess lodge that we stayed at nearby was gorgeous.

Lesley said...

What an exciting view - and at 11PM!

clairz said...

This reminded me of the old TV series, Northern Exposure. Nice little town. Great pictures, Martha.

Ebie said...

Does Alaska sleep? Love the golden glow and blue skies even at 11:00pm.
I have a pair of Denali hiking shoes, probably that's how it got its name, from Denali, Alaska.

I am glad I brought back old memories of Echo Park Lake and Sandstone Peak. I know it is a favorite venue for Church retreat. That day, some teen kids from Church were packing when we arrived.