Saturday, June 7, 2014

Time is flying by! Fairbanks

Hard to believe a week has gone by since my last post. We totally enjoyed Whitehorse but didn't get to go to the brewery or hot springs. Next time!
Our train ride to Skagway was awesome and we had the usually crowded port town to ourselves!  No ships. I highly recommend the White Pass train. The scenery was breathtaking.
We left Whitehorse and spent the night after a long rainy days drive past beautiful Kuane Lake and Resurrection Bay. It was one frost heave after another. We spent the night in a Yukon Provincial Park, Snag Jct.
Very nice, no hookups. But the 8 of us had such fun! I made homemade chili for all, toasted marshmallows and sat around the fire. The next morning Dan made a huge skillet breakfast for everyone.  It was delicious! Carolee was the warm toast maker. We travelled to Tok and finally made it to Alaska after 14 days on the road! After lunch at Fast Eddy's and quick hellos to more of the Loosey Goosey gang we left on Thurs. for Fairbanks.  We are dry camping at the Moose Lodge. It's a great location and very hospitable.  We had a great Steak dinner there last night and the night before we all went for Chinese at the Pagoda in North Pole. The food was fab and so much leftover we are having a Chinese potluck tonight. Yesterday we visited the Museum of the North at the University  of Alaska. Everyone enjoyed it! We then did some shopping at Fred Meyers and WW We were all tired so came back to the rigs. I worked til 6:30 while everyone else was at Happy Hour. I joined them for the steaks and afterwards we all went for Hot Licks ice cream. A very enjoyable day! Today is a busy one having breakfast at the famous Sourdough Sam's. Known for their sourdough pancales and reindeer sausage. The omelet we split was outstanding! I don't care for sourdough but did try them. We then went to the Sat. Farmers Market. Too early here for fresh veggies but we did see some rhubarb and cukes. I bought 2 little jars of homemade jam, wild choke cherry and a ligonberry. I also fell in love with a hand made mammoth ivory bracelet. It is very delicate. I will cherish it.
For all the pics, go to my FB page. You will find many to enjoy.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like you are having the time of your life.