We love this quirky little village near Denali. Â We are tatting in the RV park nearest the village. Â We are mainly here to take the Hurricane Train on Thursday. Â The Hurricane train is the last whistle stop train in America. Â It goes back into the wilderness near Denali and anyone living off the grid can flag down the train for a ride into Talkeetna. Â No food service on the train so we will take our own snacks.
today we walked into the village. Â Tourists are coming and going. Â The weather is just gorgeous with 70 degree temperatures, the first really moderate temperatures of the trip. Â We had dinner last night at the Latitude 62 restaurant next door to the campground and it was very good. Â We meet the nicest folks on a trip like this. Â Last night we sat next to a couple from Maryland who are staying in our campground and we exchanged road stories. Â This is their third trip to Alaska, and like us, are skipping some of the more touristy things in favor of just enjoying the scenery.
Unfortunately we could not get another night in our campground, so we will have to dry camp at the bike shop parking lot next door for tomorrow night after the train trip. Â But the owner is very nice, and we will be parked directly across from the train depot.