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Talkeetna to Denali

Again we departed the Wilderness Express from Talkeetna to Denali. While getting ready to go this morning the fire alarm went off in the hotel. Several of us were in the showers and thought it was just in our rooms. They had seen smoke but no fire! We didn't evacuate your rooms but the ones in the dining room had to go outside.
The ride was pretty but the clouds would not like and we didn't get to see Mt McKinley. Hope to on the tour tomorrow.

Waiting for the train.

Waiting for the train.

Where is the train??

Where is the train??

Pictures before the train ride!

Pictures before the train ride!

Here she comes!!

Here she comes!!

Our tour cars.

Our tour cars.


The train.

The train.

Pretty.

Pretty.

Views fromt he train.

Views fromt he train.

The Nehana River

The Nehana River

We were the front tour cars followed by Holland America and Princess.

We were the front tour cars followed by Holland America and Princess.

Going around the bend.

Going around the bend.

Clearing up some.

Clearing up some.

The metal roof buildings are where we are staying .  This view is from the train.

The metal roof buildings are where we are staying . This view is from the train.

Beautiful sites

Beautiful sites

[img=https://photos.travellerspoint.com/298109/IMG_7910__640x427_.jpg caption=From the train

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Talkeetna and Manny vs. Food

We arrived in Talkeetna and Manny had a mission. He had seen the TV show Man vs Food where the guy ate a 5lb hamburger at West Rib Bar & Grill. So we found the place and he let them know he wanted to get one. Several of us wanted to watch so we went also. This was a HUGE burger!! My half ponder was almost more than I could handle. Let's just say I won't be eating dinner! He didn't finish it but he did a pretty good job. I think he said it was $25! Oh and it also came with a pound of fries!!

Talkeetna--neat small town.

Talkeetna--neat small town.

Bob & Betty

Bob & Betty

Ron & Carol

Ron & Carol

Dwight found a girlfriend!!

Dwight found a girlfriend!!


West Rib Bar & Grill

West Rib Bar & Grill

Manny vs Food

Manny vs Food


This is the burger description.

This is the burger description.

Seward's Folly

Seward's Folly

I don't know how he picked it up.

I don't know how he picked it up.

Taking a bite.

Taking a bite.

Still going.

Still going.

He's waving the flag to surrender.

He's waving the flag to surrender.

This was what was left!

This was what was left!

This is what I had--the Texas Burger.  It was yummy!!

This is what I had--the Texas Burger. It was yummy!!

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Train to Talkeetna

Left out early from Anchorage aboard the Wilderness Express to Talkeetna. Super nice railcars. It was raining but it was still a nice ride. I saw a moose and Dwight missed them! We had breakfast in the lower level dining are and it was outstanding!

The awesome train we came in on!

The awesome train we came in on!

Great views.

Great views.

Riding the rails!

Riding the rails!

Enjoying the view.

Enjoying the view.

Riding to Talkeetna.

Riding to Talkeetna.

Super nice rail cars.

Super nice rail cars.

Dining car on the train.

Dining car on the train.

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Just a note

Internet access was not real good in Seward and I am afraid the service will not be good. It should be good in Fairbanks on the last 2 days but not real sure how it will work in Denali.

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Anchorage

When we arrived in Anchorage we went downtown to a market they have in the weekends. There were some really interesting local works of art. They took us to our hotel, Anchorage Marriott Downtown and we got to check in. Then a shuttle came from the Alaska Sourdough Mining Co. and took us for dinner. It is very strange to be eating dinner at 9pm and it is not dark outside.

The gang at the Sourdough Mining Co.

The gang at the Sourdough Mining Co.

This was across from the restaurant.  A giant chocolate fountain!!

This was across from the restaurant. A giant chocolate fountain!!

The bus that took us to dinner and back.  We asked the driver what year it was and he started laughing and said he didn't know.  It was just an old school bus with paint on it!  As young as he was the bus was probably older than him!

The bus that took us to dinner and back. We asked the driver what year it was and he started laughing and said he didn't know. It was just an old school bus with paint on it! As young as he was the bus was probably older than him!

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