In this party of Germans there was a young man traveling with them who turned out to be 21, unfortunately. He was so nice and fun from the very beginning. As we got closer to Denali we went through the town of Talkeetna which is a party town and I always tell people about the festivals they hold here, one being a "Bachelor Auction" and since my whole tour is based on the fact that I am "27 and Single" the "Bachelor Auction" just adds to my desperate search to find a man! Don't get me wrong, I LOVE BEING SINGLE, but the passengers love trying to play "matchmaker" especially between Noel and I. (Example: one mom was traveling with her 35 year old son and she purposely spilled his drink, came running up to me and tells me her SON had spilled his drink, can you go help him clean it up, oh and by the way he is single and has a great job - that was the most awkward and embarrassing thing yet.) Sometimes they catch me though, and realize that this whole show is just for show... Okay back to my original story about the hunky German! As I tell about the "Bachelor Auction" he yells out to me, "Libby, would you buy me?" I of course tell him and all the passengers that I would buy him in a heartbeat! Then he proceeds to ask me how much money I have on me. I tell him I only have about $25.00 he said that would be enough! Okay - SOLD!
My hunk of a German got off the train that day, but without a hesitation he gave me a nice long hug at the bottom of the stairs just before he told me good bye. Auf Wiedersehen you sweet German boy!