Girl Meets Bulgaria

Musings of an American expat in Bulgaria (with detours in Utah and Alaska)

Tourist For a Day


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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2 thoughts on “Tourist For a Day

  1. Pingback: 2012: A Year in Review « Girl Meets Bulgaria

  2. Looks like a great start to a day off! I saw that book all around Skagway and always meant to read it so I’m looking forward to your review. And yeah, those cruise tourists- boy do I have some good stories to tell! I should start an anonymous blog, haha.

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