Last week, while my granny and mom were both still in town we ventured a bit north to the small town of Talkeetna, AK. One of the greatest draws to this charming place is the stunning views it offers of the Alaska Range and Mt. McKinley. Hard to believe we have lived here over a year and a half and had yet to make the short and stunning 2 hour drive. Sooo glad we finally did!
We took Whitney's recommendation and had lunch at Roadhouse on the main little street downtown Talkeetna. What didn't know was that it was also a lodge, so when we got to the door and read a sign that said "Roadhouse : bakery, showers & laundry" we were a little skeptical. ;) But the atmosphere and food did not disappoint! Malloy and I shared a reindeer meatloaf sandwich then played a little tune on the piano. (Neither of us can play the piano by the way.)
After lunch we walked around the vacant streets of Talkeetna and grabbed some tea at the sweetest little coffee shop! (Apparently Talkeetna draws many summer time tourists and summer it is not. Very few restaurants and shops were actually open. Oh well!)
After stopping at a gift shop or two we started to make our way home, but not without stopping for the coveted shots of Mt. McKinley. Word on the street is it is tough to catch a clear enough day to take in the powerful view...i'd say we were pretty damn lucky! Take a look...