I am continuing to plan out my Alaskan trip for Aug 2013 with my husband, my 2 teenage kids and my mom. We have now decided to rent a car from Anchorage and drive to Talkeetna to stay 2 nights at a local B&B. Here's my plan and I would like some feedback on my plans for my Denali NP day.
Day 1 - drive from Anchorage in the morning to Talkeetna - spend the rest of the Talkeetna (jetboat tour).
Day 2 - leave Talkeetna 8:00 am and drive to Denali NP to catch a shuttle bus to Eielson and back; have a dinner in Denali area before driving back to Talkeetna B&B.
Day 3 - leave Talkeetna in the morning for Anchorage to fly home
As well, I know that there are rest stops along the way in the park. How does it work? Does the bus stops and wait, reload the continue? Or the bus stops and you have to wait for the next one if you need to go to the washroom?
Last question...I promise :) Where can I pick up a lunch before I board the shuttle bus?
I would love to hear your feedback and tips.
Thanks a million