Saturday, June 23, 2012

June 23 – Talkeetna, Alaska

Today was a virtual duplicate of yesterday except this time we had lunch in town.

Talkeetna is at the end of a spur road off of the Parks Highway. One way in and out of town. There is a cruise ship bus parking lot just on the edge of the main part of town. I think there were 10 buses unloading at once.


One lady in the crowd even said she felt like being in a herd.


If a business is beyond the bus stop or off the main street, I don’t know it survives. There was a line of new places past the bus lot toward our campground and every time we walked by the employees were just sitting outside waiting for ANYBODY to come in. Down an alley off of main street was a dumpling stand that looked great but all it had out on the street was a small sign and of course it was empty. I guess the locals keep these places going.

We found a small open air market that had a bunch of interesting stuff but guess where it was.


We shared a lunch at the Wildflower cafe (on Main Street) and had a great halibut burger and some scallop, bacon and mushroom soup. The soup was good but very thick and we, uh, tasted it all afternoon.


The circus parade went by again while we were eating.




Back out at the river there was a line up for the bridge.



The air is about to explode with dandelion seeds.



I am not sure what happened to some of these trees at the RV park.



Up to now the weather has been pretty great. The long range forecast looks quite ugly though, calling for at least some rain every day for the next 10 days. I guess we will just cross our fingers and hope for the best.

Back at the RV, I took advantage of our internet connection to do some planning. We are heading south of Anchorage to the Kenai peninsula and mostly staying at fairly primitive campgrounds.

We will be relying on internet hot spots for a while so our next posts could be delayed for quite a few days.

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