It was all I could do to drag myself out of bed today. The past few days at work have been absolutely crazy.
I definitely needed a day in the great outdoors to get my mind off of things.
I couldn’t think of a better way to do this than by playing the part of tourist in Denali National Park for the afternoon.
…albeit a younger, less persnickety type (cruise tourists can be…a handful–hence the crazy week at work).
After sleeping in a bit, I got up, packed a day bag and caught a shuttle bus into the park.
After a drive out to Savage River (pics to come tomorrow), I stopped by the park Visitor’s Center. I haven’t been inside the VC since 2008, when I spent hours per week there as part of my shift. I ordered some lunch–the “Polychrome” panini and an Alaskan Summer–at the Morino Grille, found a nice spot on the deck, and devoured more of my current read, Good Time Girls.
*book review post coming up. it’s a GOOD one!
After lunch I caught the last few minutes of Heartbeats of Denali, the park movie. I’ve seen it at least a good 50 times. It never gets old.
Next up was a walk along some nearby trails.
My camera has been lonely the past month or so; it was high time I gave it a workout!
It’ll be another week or so until the fall colors are out in full force, but they were pretty darn lovely today.
Some fresh air, sunshine, and amazing scenery was just what I needed to recharge and refocus.
One. More. Month.
Gotta run now. There is laundry to be done and a beer to be enjoyed.
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