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Denali National Park...We have arrived

7.5 hour train ride from Anchorage

Hello everyone from way up high in Sugarloaf mountain-The Grand Denali Hotel, right across from the Denali Depot. We started off early this morning on a shuttle from the hotel to the Anchorage train station. We got our luggage checked in and then Bob and Ev had a little fun in the train station gift shop before boarding a shuttle to the actual train.

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We met our conductor and also our tour guide and bartender, who tag teamed a lot of the narrative. It was such an interesting team. I actually got video taken of the bartender reading a poem called, "The Call of the Wild"

There was so much beautiful scenery. I especially loved the views that included rivers, mountains and trees in the same shot. I will include some of my favorites. I really liked to train ride. It was a high top car with windows all around and on top. We ate in the downstairs restaurant, which was a first for me.

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We could see our hotel as we pulled into the station. It is the 25th today and free entrance into the Nat'l Parks today. This hotel is celebrating Christmas in August.

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Bob and Ev are feeling poorly so please pray that they will feel better after a good night's sleep. We have to be at the shuttle at 5:30 am to catch the green bus line into Denali National Park. We will see how the day goes as to how long we will tour. We went to eat in the hotel restaurant. Meals were in the $35 dollar range and I had a wonderful grilled pork chop with a mustard peach chutney and Yukon mashed potatoes. Wynn had a seafood pasta. Too full for dessert!

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So good nite to all of you. We are heading to bed early. I did mail postcards to our grand girls and boy! We love you all and miss you. Denali was under clouds today which made us all the more thankful that we clearly saw it yesterday and took our flight in clear air. We have had such beautiful weather thus far, that we can't complain if we get a bit of rain. Again, just thankful that we were in the 30% club that saw Mt Denali clearly! ( and the 10% club to see it clearly from Talkeetna in the summer!)

Wynn and Brenda

Posted by brendagerber07 21:57

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Brenda and Wynn, beautiful pics again. You always make me hungry when you show the wonderful food! Alaska looks wonderful and you guys have seen a lot of it good for you. Have fun and stay safe.

Kathy Miller

by Kathy Miler

Really enjoying all your writings, photos, and commentary, cousins!

by Todd Zuercher

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