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We flew directly to Anchorage on wed night . We stayed in Northern B&B .Dorothy is a wonderful host. She even picked us form airport and took us out to grab some food.
Next day morning she dropped us at the train station to catch Seward Train. I would definitely recommend staying here. The room provided is spacious neat and clean

We took the train to Seward on Thursday. The train journey is wonderful. It goes through the glaciers and steep mountains. We are fortunate enough to see few animals on our way
We took the 5 hour Kenai Fords Tour over the resurrection bay and watched in awe the Alkaline Glacier.

We stayed in Windsong Lodge . The lodge was set in picturesque location away from the busy Seward area. It’s a bit far from the downtown Seward but the hotel runs the shuttle every hour. The rooms are made of wood and in the middle of night we could hear the noise from the above floor room. Though I liked the hotel very much not sure if I am going to stay there next time because of the creepy noise.

We went on a guided Exit glacier tour provided by the hotel .its 29$per adult. If you have your own vehicle you can go on your own and there is free park ranger guided tour 3 times a day. Since we didn’t have the vehicle we went with them.The guide was good and gave detailed information about the glacier.

We went for the Iditarod dog Tour in the afternoon. It was fun watching around 50 dogs at a single place.

We roamed around the downtown for a few hours before we catch our train to Anchorage and made sure to visit Sweet Darlings.

We stayed for the night in Anchorage at Dorothy B&B. Rented car with Thrifty on Spenard Road and started towards Denali. Stopped at the Wasilla Wal-Mart to pick water /Junk food for the drive.

Stayed at the Denali Dome in Healy. It was one of the best house I have ever been. Miller family took exceptional care in decorating the house with Alaska tradition. The house is located in a beautiful plot surrounded by tress.

Ann provided us Binoculars, Gloves etc needed for the park tour. Took the Park bus tour in the morning up to Eielson Center. The bus driver was narrative and very good in pointing animals and informing us. He was talking throughout the bus journey providing detailed explanation about the park and answering our questions. I recommend the bus tour instead of the guided tours because of the price and the chance to drive deep into park.

We went to the Alaska dinner at the princess lodge at night.Ann made the reservations on our behalf.

We started our way back to Anchorage on Monday. Did some shopping at denali and drove back. Made sure we stopped at lot of places to take beautiful pictures and enjoy the ride. The road form Anchorage to Denali was pretty good and we were able to drive at average speed of 60 per hour thought there is only single lane each way.


Overall we enjoyed our trip and the people are friendly and warm. They are ready to volunteer to take a picture of us .It is certainly a bit costly to live. Gas is more than a dollar more and even the fast food chains the prices are more than what you see in rest of the 49 states. Be ready to spend some money on food.

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