August 17

Murphy Law in effect today. We spent a wonderful night in a cozy cabin that is about 13  miles from the bus and train depot. People can come into this area by either one. It is a very short distance then to the entrance of the Denali Park. We were three buses from the resort . The buses were roomy, not filled and most of us had our own seat. There were originally 6 people on our bus. We were told to put our luggage on bus 2. A report came in that the train was delayed an hour. OK. No problem. There was a museum and bathrooms and coffee. Then after an hour, we were told that the train tracks had a slide and the train couldn't continue.Our resort had 12 people on the train. Our lucky bus was the one who had to go and pick up the passengers on the train. We didn't care because we were on vacation. In the meantime it was really raining.We got to the place where the train was stopped and collected our 12 people.  But  then we had to take all of their luggage off of the train and put it on the bus. Off we went to the Denali Park. We got into the park, which is a  90 mile ride from our resort and the only way there. At about mile 20 we were stopped and told that the road was washed out ahead and the park was now officially closed. What to do, because the bus that had our suitcases was caught on the other side of two slide areas., we thought.  It would either spend the night were it was, or the rangers could clear a path and they could get to the resort. We were stuck where we were and could only turn around and go to the nearest town and spend the night in a hotel. Our resort took care of everything with a $30.00 chit for dinner in the hotel , plus tip and  the most comfortable room with a mountain view. And , by some miracle, our suitcases were not on the bus that made it back to the resort.  The only sad part is that I won't get to see my grandson for one more day. Fingers crossed that they can open the road tomorrow.

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04.07 | 08:10

I read the last page first too. It’s a family curse.

22.05 | 08:38

so glad youre here mom!

29.08 | 13:45

Don't quite know how this got to me but it was on the top line of my computer (not in email) But I really enjoyed it. I truly admire you.

31.07 | 07:02

Leona, do you have a date or a booked flight that you come back ?

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