Laura and I are outside of Denali National Park staying in a hostel in Carlo Creek. This is making Laura nervous because we are in a shared co-ed cabin with no locks. Luckily, no one else has checked in to our cabin, male or female, and no one stole our stuff while we went to dinner across the street. I suggested we get the tents, which came with cots and sleeping bags, but the look on Laura’s face said that was a no-go even though it was cheaper.
But hey, there’s wifi… slow wifi, but it works. Unfortunately, because it’s slow, there will be no posting of the Alaska Minute we filmed in Talkeetna this afternoon. Nor any of the pictures we got of the waterfall we hiked to or our Sarah Palin impressions in Wasilla (for you, Scott) or the Caribou we saw on the side of the road or the corn hole game we played at the bar across the street from our hostel along a mountain stream. (We lost, but there was beer and pizza so it was all good.) We also went running around a dilapidated old building, which we think was a hotel, called “IGLOO.” I don’t really know what it was or how to describe it.
Also, it’s still light out. It’s five minutes to midnight. We asked when we booked the hostel room when it gets dark. The guy kind of laughed and said “Never.”
And an Australian just offered us a vegemite sandwich. Hostels are great!
Edit: The hostel people restarted the router… it seems possible to upload a YouTube video now. If it works, the embedded video below will be functional in the morning.