Today, we took the great Alaskan Railroad train to Denali National Park. Check in was 7.15 for an 8.15 departure. It took 7 and a half hours to arrive at the park entrance. There is only bus a day that goes into the wilderness – no other vehicles are allowed in the park – so we stayed overnight at Denali Cabins at the Park Entrance. 

The train ride was long, but comfortable enough. I wouldn’t describe it as particularly scenic though.

Denali Cabins were a reasonable overnight stop, but pretty basic. The Kodiak beer was good – I like the marketing piece on the side of the can – “Like true Alaskans we are not afraid of the dark”. I had a pretty good Mac ‘n Cheese for dinner – comfort food at it’s best.

The. restaurant played a selection of 70’s music all might, which got my toes tapping. For the sake of the other residents, I managed to restrain myself from singing. It was a close call though … “I like piña colada and I like walks in the rain … “

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