We made it to Talkeetna, Alaska. Talkeetna is a cute little hippie town about two hours north of Anchorage. It began as a mining and railroad supply town in the early 1900’s and is now a tourist mecca for cruise ships and railroad passengers and the jumping off point for climbers who fly from here to the glacier on Denali. It also happens to be home for Jessie and Alex this summer so we had to pay them a visit! They have a lovely spot on Christiansen Lake. Alex has been taking flying lessons and recently got his pilots license, and Jessie is guiding raft trips on the Talkeetna River. We enjoyed our four days here and now on to Denali NP!!!
The view from Alex and Jessie’s house. Christiansen Lake with the float planes.
The modest cabin! Outdoor plumbing with all the comforts of home.
Jessie and her proud Papa!
Alex making Pizza.
This is Alex’s boss, Don, feeding his pig.
Scott making pizza.
The family at the lake!
On the Talkeetna river with Jessie. The header photo shows the confluence of the Talkeetna and Susitna Rivers.
About to go rafting!
Alex and Jessie
Scott attempting to ride a townie bike that is just a bit too small!
Alison among the ostrich ferns.
Denali Peak. 70 percent of visitors don’t get to see it so we feel very fortunate. It is really stunning!
Jessie and Casper!
Jessie and Alex off to new adventures!