My husband's parents are visiting us. One of our adventures was to take the train from Anchorage to Talkeetna. It was about a three hour trip...mostly through wooded areas. The train cars have glass domed ceilings and a restaurant in the bottom half. Very nicely appointed train cars.
Talkeetna is one of my favorite little towns in Alaska. Several colorful moose can be spotted around the town. This looks like a patchwork moose to me.
And some lovely one-of-a-kind shopping...
The artist is Joan Edwards. Titled, "Floating Kaleidoscope Blues." A batik wall quilt for $750. This town lacks a quilt shop but not much else. It is well known to mountain climbers who wish to catch a plane ride to base camp on Denali (I started to type Mount McKinley...no longer the name!)
Talkeetna...a big climbing town with a small drinking problem. Just one of the many quaint sayings associated with the town.