It's a nice day to walk around Talkeetna, Alaska. Pretty clear views of Denali! I've talked with a fair number of people here, and I keep hearing the term "the breakup". I figured out, and confirmed via google, that it means the time of year when the rivers become unfrozen and the snow melts. Tourist season will be ramping up soon. There aren't many other visitors around, so it's interesting for me. It might not be the "prettiest" time of year, but I am enjoying getting a feel for how things work around here.