Talkeetna – a quirky little town of about 800 residents – is about an hour from where we live. It’s famous for being the home base for climbers of Mt. McKinley, the inspiration for the town of Cicely on the TV show Northern Exposure, and as the filming location for the Disney film Snow Dogs.
I’ve visited the town several times in years past but it never gets old. I absolutely love its artsy vibe, unique stores, and fun restaurants.
After helping out the National Park Service at their event, we headed to the Roadhouse for a treat. Vince and I shared a giant cinnamon roll with frosting. Oh my. It was delicious! We’ll definitely be stopping by again on our next visit.
Afterwards we wandered around the town a bit and then made our way to the (now frozen) banks of the Chulitna River. It was a clear day and Mt. McKinley was out in all its glory. It’s hard to believe that only about 30% of tourists get to see the mountain (it’s often covered in clouds) when they visit and I have been lucky enough to see it nearly every day since getting here almost three weeks ago.
I don’t know when we’ll have the chance to visit again, but I hope it’s soon!