Photos of painted moose in Talkeetna, Alaska
After disembarking from an Alaskan cruise in Whittier our family boarded an Alaska Railroad train to the historic village of Talkeetna where we were able to spend a couple of hours before continuing on to Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge. Talkeetna is a remote but bustling town with a stop on the railway line and the Talkeetna Ranger Station where Denali climbers have to check-in. We were quite pleasantly surprised upon our arrival to find a parade of quirky painted moose around the streets of town. Emma was delighted with the moose and we had to stop and see them all.
I only wish that I had taken photos of more of them!
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what great memories of fun come through in your photographs of this trip. thanks for sharing them with us.
Becca@R We There Yet Mom?
I love the moose!!! So cute!!
Thanks for linking up!!
I love the “Go Kiss a Moose” cutout. That’s fantastic!
Why are people walking around in t-shirts in Alaska? What time of year were you there?
I love when towns do that – one time in Munich they had different lions all over town and my kids loved it!
Steve, we were there the end of June/beginning of July and it was surprisingly warm especially once we got into the interior.
That looks like lots of fun. Cute photos
The more I see of what you are doing, the more I think I want to go to Alaska once I’ve seen Australia.
Camels & Chocolate
Awwww the moose kissing your son is just precious! Lots of moose love!
Love the Moose pictures..what a great idea Emma had, stopping to see all of the mooses!!
@Camels & Chocolate – It’s hard to tell but it’s Emma behind the moose cutout. My husband is a lucky guy – nothing but girls around here! 🙂
I so want to take an Alaskan cruise! I love reading your trip reports.
Alaskan cruise with kids it is, railroad side journeys and all 🙂 Mine would so love it. When is the best time to go, you think?
@Sophie – The Alaskan cruise season runs from May through the end of September typically. We cruised from June 23rd to the 30th and then did a 5 day tour by land afterward. We would usually take our summer vacation later in the summer, however, I really wanted to be in Alaska as close as possible to the summer solstice so that we could experience “the land of the midnight sun”. I remember distinctly being in Fairbanks and turning on the weather network to see an overnight forecast of “sunny” which was really cool. The beginning and end of the cruise season is generally cooler. We lucked out and had fantastic weather on our Alaskan trip – lots of warm and sunny days. I think Alaska is a fantastic trip for kids.