If it’s Monday it’s a long drive to Denali Bluffs Hotel.

A very happy dinner with Mary still over the moon about her camera. Breakfast this morning and still a beaming face. I really must try to choose something apart from poached eggs and bacon but the bacon is to die for! A very nice waiter, let us sample “Biscuit and Gravy.” The gravy he explained was white sausage gravy; for breakfast? The jury is still out because the biscuit was a sort of scone but the ‘gravy’, which looked like porridge, blew your taste buds because it tasted like chicken. Scones and chicken sauce; don’t ask because I have no idea.

Must leave room to try that Smucker’s Concord Grape Jelly, next time. Remembering the plane flight yesterday, we were a bit puzzled by the seat belt signs being on and people still wandering off to the loo. I do believe on B.A. even today, this is still considered a hanging offence; but at least the stewardess realised the error of her ways, after briefing the folk near the emergency exit in the usual manner (you must be fit and able to get the emergency exit open) and then wandering off, only to reappear some five minutes later with the phrase, “I don’t know where my head is today!” and then swapped the man with his arm in a sling to a couple of rows back. She didn’t seem bothered by the stuff on the floor; again on B.A. this is unheard of, but if discovered, results in several lashes being administered.

The frantic customs check area.

Our Lyft driver last night tried to persuade us that a really good night out in Anchorage was a trip to the cinema because they let you drink beer and eat pizza. Yeah, right; spot on David just our most treasured pastime. 🥴🥴🥴 So farewell Anchorage and memories of Juneau and onwards to Denali.

We girded our loins for a spectacular five hour drive, stopping for a burger and salad for me and Mary had turkey and salad, in a really modern version of an old frontier lodge.

We arrived in good order at the Denali Bluffs Hotel; Mary spotting a Moose along the way. Tomorrow, we leave at six thirty a.m. 😱😱😱 for a tour in the Denali National Park.

The room looks good and can’t wait to grab a coffee, in the Perky Moose Pantry and Café!

Thanks for reading and goodnight Britain.

M & M 📷🇺🇸🦅 🚌

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Malcolm and Mary

Malcolm worked for LWT. Mary worked for TRL. They live near Camberley in Surrey and did achieve their life long ambition to visit New Zealand. They have two daughters Laura and Hannah and two grandchildren Zach & Safi. Having done the big trip they then went to Canada, which was amazing. Scroll down it’s all here. They have visited Venice that they both so fell in love with in 2009 again. And recently returned to Lefkada for one week in glorious sunshine. Where next? Well, Canada is calling again in 2019; this time including Alaska. So stay tuned if you enjoy the ups and downs of travelling.

7 thoughts on “If it’s Monday it’s a long drive to Denali Bluffs Hotel.”

    1. Oops, have to confess it was a statue Frank but a bloody good one! No one else said a word! I thought it would have fooled lots of folk! Perhaps they all thought it was real, too. 🥴

  1. What is it with you men and bacon? Si’s crazy about the bacon here too, so unhealthy! Poor old Perky Moose is not looking so perky! We’ve tried biscuits and gravy for breakfast, very strange combination indeed. I was asked the other day did I want brown gravy or white with my mash, I said “brown every time thank you”. Loving the look of the new camera. Enjoy! xx

  2. Yes, do try the grape jelly. I usually get it from friends in Florida, but it is incredibly good. Loving your pictures and blog.xx

  3. Sounds as though you are both having a great time and enjoying other cultures! Malcolm you need to be carful – you can spoil a woman too much; new camera indeed.

  4. Reminds me of Northern Exposure, you are Joel Fleischman and Mary Maggie O’Connell , all you need is Chris in the morning broadcasting his philosophical quotes on KBHR and you’ll be in Cicely Alaska. BTW what are you driving? Hope it’s big and thirsty with single digit MPG. Yee ha, have a nice day now y’hear!

  5. Ah the drive that you mention has reminded me of the epic drive I have today from Wexham to Frimley. Usually not a problem apart from this week….. Ascot. Glad you are having a great time.

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