And it was outstanding!!
09.11.2011 60 °F
What a fabulous day today was! We rode the shuttle into the tiny town of Talkeetna for our float trip on the Talkeetna River. It was two hour long and just beautiful. We saw eagles and ducks and beautiful foliage. One of the eagles was standing guard near his huge nest. We ate high bush cranberries and boy are they tart. Lots of dead salmon along the river, as well. We were even serenaded by a local with his guitar as we floated on by.
Lunch was in the Twisted Creek Restaurant and it was so beautiful we were able to eat outside!
After lunch Shirley took a flightseeing tour of Mt. McKinley. By the afternoon the mountain was totally out and we were all just amazed! We stood on the shore of the river and watched the clouds move until the mountain was in view. It seems that most people don't get to see it when they are here, so we are very lucky!
While Shirley was flying the men and I were exploring the town.The town of Talkeetna is tiny, one main street with a few side streets running off it. There are quite a few restaurants and gift shops, but most of them are getting ready to close for the winter. The season ends here on September 20, when the last Princess ship sets sail.
It was cloudy when we got up, but it turned into a spectacular day, with temps reaching 60!