Today, we decided to take a Sunday drive about an hour or so north of home to Talkeetna, Alaska. It's a tiny, old Alaskan town that serves as a popular jumping-off point for mountain climbers headed for Denali, as well as those that want to take float plane adventures. The town sits at the junction of the Susitna and Talkeetna rivers and is one of my favorite places in Alaska. I used to come here every summer as a kid to partake in the Moose Dropping Festival with the Anchorage Scottish Pipe Band as a dancer and drummer. Good times!!! The train tracks you see serve the Alaska Railroad and the last picture is of a wild Alaska rose bush.