All Aboard - Tuesday September 13 - Denali to Anchorage via train
We boarded the McKinley Explorer at 9:30 am. I love trains and this one did not disappoint. We had comfortable seats in a glass open bubble. The views were breathtaking. Misty clouds, golden leaves, reflecting lakes, burbling rivers.
"Termination Dust" is a light snow dusting signaling the end of summer.
Look up the Dr. Seuss House in Alaska. You could see it's unique design from the train.
So smooth, we zoomed over look out after look out. How many vista pictures could I take? Oh, yes, I can bore you to tears. Go do it yourself.
And an eagle soared by the train as we pulled into Anchorage. So fitting...............
We arrived in Anchorage at 5:45 pm. A bus took us to our hotel. Back to reality. Not fancy, just a way station. We did get a reservation at 7:30 at Simon & Beauforts - a worthy last meal complete with sunset vistas. Salmon!!!
Wednesday September 14th was our farewell to Alaska. We enjoyed the Anchorage Museum - a mix of art and native culture. Arctic themes and native Eskimo installations. We learned a lot and glad we went.
Onward to to the airport for an 8:40 pm flight that will last six hours and go through three time zones. We land at 6 am in Dallas on Thursday September 15th.
Tired troopers. Our bags arrived with us. Time for reality, laundry, and sort through our pictures.
So many memories. Farewell Alaska - what an awesome state
Excellent Ray 60th Birthday Treat
Go book your land/sea adventure now........................