Alaskan Cruise 2011

Day Eight: Talkeetna, Alaska

This morning we were up early to catch a bus to a nearby train station. Here we boarded one of the Princess Express cars, a part of the Alaska Railroad. Each car had two levels; the first level was the kitchen and dining room, and the top level was passenger seating. The top level also had glass ceilings for a great view. And the views were great! The food was good too.

That afternoon we arrived at the train station in Talkeetna, where we boarded a bus to the Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge. The lodge is about forty miles away from Mount McKinley, the tallest mountain in North America. Unfortunately the mountain was cloud covered during our entire stay, so no pictures were possible. After exploring a little bit, we all had dinner at one of the lodge restaurants, then retired for the evening.

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