Another visit to Talkeetna, then on to Healy
We’re back for another visit to Talkeetna where we saw many more stunning views of Denali.
Free camping in Talkeetna
We stayed a few days on the Talkeetna spur in a pull-out, and it was pretty quiet at night. It was just a few miles to drive into town, and there were several pull-outs you could choose from along that stretch of road. Our pull-out was fairly deep so we could position ourselves back from the road.
More views of Denali
Hope you’re not tired of seeing Denali. We never got tired of it! Somehow we got lucky enough to have more clear views of the elusive mountain while we were in Talkeetna.
And we even got to see it at sunset.
Talkeetna is such a cute little town. It was worth coming back for another look.
And we’re glad we did because we had a unique experience – free bunny petting therapy! Look at these tiny bunny wraps! So freakin’ cute.
Have you ever had birch syrup? Just outside of Talkeetna you’ll find the Kahiltna Birchworks where you can tour the birch syrup factory and taste the different varieties.
They will also show you a little film about birch syrup and answer all of your questions. We both loved the syrup and bought a few to take with us.
Vegan eats near Talkeetna
Denali Brewing Company Pub
The Denali Brewing Company Pub had a couple of vegan options. They had a hummus sandwich and a stir-fry over cauliflower rice on the menu when we visited.
And when you’re at a brewery you’ve gotta try a beer, right? Pictured is the Louisville Sour, and I enjoyed it. It’s a good entry level sour since it won’t make you pucker too much.
We also went to Mountain High Pizza again. But we showed you that last time.
Flying Squirrel Bakery Cafe
At Flying Squirrel Bakery Cafe we also found a few vegan items.
We enjoyed the vegan baked goods, and they also had a nice sandwich.
Color changes as we head into Healy
Wow, everything looks completely different than the last time we passed through here. Instead of green and flowers, it’s now yellow, orange, and red.
While in Talkeetna, we heard there was a moose hanging out, so we went to check it out. And it was still there!
Then later, as we were driving around Healy, we saw a mama and baby moose in a field chowing down. We never get tired of seeing moose!
We’re almost done in Alaska, but not quite! We’ll hang out in Fairbanks again and then high tail it south.
Next post: making a run for the border!
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