Fairbanks, Alaska

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We are staying at the Riverview RV Park – the river being the Chena River.  Riverview is in the North Pole which is famous for the Santa Claus House. We haven’t been to it yet. Dale is off riding a boat down the river!


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We have had much rain in the last 3 days. The sun comes out for a spell, which is nice. Riverview Adventure Trek is keeping everyone pretty busy the 5 nights we are here.

The day we arrived, Bo, Ray, Dale and I went out to dinner at Lil Richards Family Dining. Everyone wanted a good burger for a change. Then we went to Fairbanks and toured the Morris Thompson Culture and Visitor Center. What a beautiful building. Many exhibits on the culture past and present.

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A short drive in the parking lot brought us to the Chena River and the Moose Antler Arch. Over 100 antlers were weaved into this work of art.

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The next day, a free day, Dale and I found the University of Alaska as we have an event there the next day. We bought groceries at Fred Meyer and toured the town. Nice town on the banks of this river.

University of Alaska Museum 

We met the group at the museum at 12:30 and spent the next 3.5 hours going through the many exhibits and watching two 30 minute movies on Finding Dinosaur bones in Alaska and the Aurora.

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This is a nugget of copper.
This is a nugget of copper.

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This big rock, opened up is Jade. It was huge.
This big rock, opened up is Jade. It was huge.

The exhibit on Alaska was amazing.

Otto met us at the start of the exhibit.
Otto met us at the start of the exhibit. He is a brown bear and they now classify the brown bear and the grizzly as the same.

 

Pioneer Park

After our tour of the museum we all met in the parking lot of the Pioneer Park. We gathered to partake of the salmon bake buffet. All of us were hungry and ready to eat.

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We were a little apprehensive about walking into a dark tunnel! Turns out we were walking in a reproduced mine shaft as this is the theme of the this part of the park.

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We arrived early so had to wait for the place to open. The smells were driving us crazy with hunger!

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2016 50 day Adventure Trek to Alaska group
2016 50 day Adventure Trek to Alaska group

Once we got our plate we filled it up with green salad and the fixings,  potatoes, baked beans, cod, salmon, and prime rib. I ordered crab legs on the side and oh, my, so sweet. Very good food and great company.

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We walked around the park after dinner – so needed too!

 

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The streets were lined with houses built back in the 1800 and moved here.
This is the train car that President Harding used when he came to Alaska.
This is the train car that President Harding used when he came to Alaska.

Life is good, really good. Thanks for reading and traveling around with us. God is faithful in all things.

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