Outside the Roadhouse people were sitting eating their breakfasts. We went inside and and were greeted by a room packed with people on tables big and small. Just inside the door we could see the counter with a long queue of people either paying or buying food for takeaway. The next room was full of tables with every seat taken. The room was buzzing and everyone looked to be having a good time eating their breakfasts.
To the left of the room we walked down the passage to the next room. This room was even larger and was divided into two long bookcases seperated by bookcases. The side of the room away from the window had one large table and we could see some spaces at the far end.
On our left as we walked down the passage we passed bedrooms, some with bunks and some with beds. The walls were decorated with posters, ther were shelves full of odds and ends and lots of pictures in frames. Our companions on the table were all eating their breakfasts.
As we watched it was obvious that some of them were sharing very large plates of food. We picked up the menus and started to decide what to have.
Our immediate neighbour on the table explained that someone would be along to take our order and bring us coffee. We decided to order half size breakfasts after seeing the size of the breakfasts down the table.
Coffee was a bottomless mug of a great tasting brew. While we waited for breakfast I looked at the back at the leaflets, the flight up to and around Mount Denali look very interesting. Add about $100 and then you could land in one of the many glaciers.
I should not of been surprised to see a leaflet for the prize shooting of bears. This was all mixed up with the regular touristy leaflets.
Opposite to where we were sitting we could see a bedroom with bunk beds as the Roadhouse was also a B&B. Down the corridor were more bedrooms and in the toilets the cost of having a shower when not a resident was listed. Even the purchase of a card for multiple showers that gave a discount.
Our breakfasts were as large as we had suspected despite being half sized ones. They were excellent!
Our neighbours on the table were Alaskan residents and were camping on a nearby campsite. A couple of the ladies had paried with their campsite neighbours and were definitely the worst for wear this morning. They all took advantage of food boxes to take away the breakfast left overs. I was fascinated that they all been to London but hardly had visited the lower 49 states.