Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Denali

Today we are on our way to view the highest mountain peak in north America...  

Mt. McKinley, in Denali National Park.

As we were headed there cars were stopped on the side of the road looking at...





 this moose just off the road. 

You have to be careful around these animals as they can be dangerous, they are not as docile as deer, but this one was peacefully grazing.


 


We're here!




There is a beautiful visitor's center with nice wildlife displays.





Can you see Mt. McKinley in the background? Almost looks like a cloud!


 


Traveling further into the park we could not believe we saw...





Grizzly bears!!!! Okay, now we've really seen Alaska.





A sweet little bird keeping watch.




Beauty in the park. Not many trees up this high.




Sweet little bird.




Look at the peaceful river.




The water was as clear as could be!





Daughter and Little Companion.



So glad I was able to see this all!

Time to head back.


 


Okay, time for a late lunch.  We're going to have to check this out!






What do you think, would you try it? Ha! Well let's get to gettin then!





Menu.






I always think it's fun to get a little info on the place and what better place than the back of the menu!





The moose rack was shot by the owner's father.

Okay, they did have great hamburgers but the distinction of best would still have to go to the Alaskan Steakhouse in Delta as far as we were concerned.

What a day. Moose, grizzly, birds, fabulous scenery, wonderful company, and in the end a great burger.

Oh ya, what a day!

3 comments:

Sandy at Teacup Lane said...

Wow - you were lucky to see the top of Mt. McKinley! Most of the time it is covered with clouds. Keep your fingers crossed for us that we will be able to see the top too. We're in Sioux Falls, SD tonight. Heading for Hill City, SD tomorrow to spend the Memorial Day weekend seeing Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse. Hubby is very anxious to get into Canada and on the Alaskan Hwy.

Shelia said...

Hi Valerie! Wow, moose and grizzly bears! What beautiful scenery you've seen. That's a might cute little restaurant too.
Happy trails and thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

the voice of melody said...

Breath-taking! What a beautiful mountain and how special to see all the wildlife too. Glad you are able to enjoy outings like this, they will make for fond memories without a doubt. :)