Gentri Lee: Byers Lake Pt. 2

7.14.2011

Byers Lake Pt. 2

After spending a few days at the cabin we cleaned up and headed home. My parents had scheduled themselves on a flight over Denali and were going to leave us at the fork between Talkeetna and Anchorage. When we got there we decided that we all wanted to go see Talkeetna. It wasn't very far off the highway. I'm so glad we did!

I could seriously live there. It is the cutest little town filled with shops and home made goods. This is the restaurant we ate dinner at.
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The second picture is their park where all summer long they have concerts at 5 pm. I'm not sure what this band was called, but they were a great blue grass band! We enjoyed listening to them while the train rolled quietly to a stop in the background, dogs played, and we sucked on ginger chews.
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My sister and I decided we wanted to take the airplane tour too (even though I get sick on planes, I decided it should be worth it). So my BIL took the kiddos home and my parents, sister, and I headed to Talkeetna Air Taxi. Here are some views from the air.
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I couldn't find any of the glacier pictures... I think my sister was too distracted to take pictures. I took videos though and will one day post them. But LOOK at that picture of the peak of Denali above the clouds!
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We were supposed to have a glacier landing but for whatever safety reason, we didn't. It's ok, because I was SO done by the time we landed. I wasn't meant to fly. haha!

Here we are with the airplane- Me, my dad, mom, and sister. All in our glacier boots (which were unnecessary) and yes, I was very bundled up (that was necessary).
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It was such a fun week! I'm so glad we headed north to enjoy a part of Alaska I had never been to!

22 comments:

Sunny & Star said...

All of the pics are amazing! I would love to do those things too. I am a little (well ok a lot) scared of flying.

Anna said...

Oh my gosh this looks amazing!!

LaynahRose said...

Awesome pictures, like alwayssss. That staircase bookshelf is too cute! And the picture of Denali's peak is breathtaking with that carpet of clouds.

kcomekarolina said...

so cute!!!


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K.
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Courtney B said...

How amazzzing girl!! Gosh what beautiful scenery you get to enjoy! You're so lucky :)

Claire said...

oh this place looks fabulous. sigh....

HazelandMare said...

Eeep! I don't think I'd want to land on a glacier either, but it sure looks lovely from a distance! I love exploring little towns- that one looks extra cute! :)

brooke field said...

The photo of Denali is amazing!

Sandy a la Mode said...

wow alaska looks amazing!! that's one place i still need to visit!!

Alisha said...

Found your blog from Ashley's, Piloting Life! Your trip sounds so fun. Those pictures from the plane are really pretty!! They can really land on glaciers?! How cool is that!

weasel said...

I've just found your blog, and when I saw it it was like: OMG - Alaska!!!
I don't know why, but Alaska is my dream, I just have to visit it one day. So give as much photos of this place as you can:) Love it!

Little Lo Hood said...

Wow, looks amazing! Sounds like such a fun time! You look so cute all bundled up! :) -Lo

Autumn said...

This looks so visit...I totally want to visit now!

You are so cute and petite!

JelenaDoll ~ said...

Awesome pictures, Alaska looks so beautiful! It must of been so cold there! glad you had alot of fun (:

The Many Colours of Happiness said...

What a cute little place! Thanks for posting all of these photos, I like living vicariously through you :)

vintch said...

such an adorable little town! how cool that you guys headed to a new part of alaska:) that's on the top of the list of places i need to visit NOW:)

and YES! reminisce is most certainly still available on newsstands nationwide! well..i don't know about newsstands, but you can most certainly go online to order a subscription:)

She's Under the Spell said...

looks like a fun experience, I've never been to Alaska!
... and to answer your question I'm a manager at Bakers shoes for now, but I really want to eventually be a buyer for them. :)

xo,
Shesunderthespell

AllyM said...

I love cute little towns. I dream of having a vacation home in one of those cute towns with cute shops. Also, I love flyingggg. Can we switch places?

xoxo
ally

Jackie said...

I love the bookshelf in the staircase. What a great idea!! Looks like your have fun. Have a great weekend.

Jackie

Megs said...

that picture with Denali over the mountains is so dreamy!! love them all

Lulu said...

i just stubled across your blog for the first time, and I gotta say that I love it! the design, your posts, and the photos... its all so lovely ^^

Shalyn said...

My hubby has been trying to convince me for YEARS that a cruise to Alaska would be fun and I never believed him until seeing all your pictures- now I definitely want to go!