A Ridgeview Bed & Breakfast
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... local's were saying the minute you do, the show will be gone. This is something you just have to take in. I wish I could share what I saw with you but unfortunately we were not able to capture them. Maybe we can later further up north. We went to bed later than anticipated that night due to us watching the Aurora and were exited about the trip we were about to venture upon to the far North.
... stuffed animals, displays on mammoths and mastodons, permafrost and the history of the Alaskan Highway. Also some beautiful carved walrus ivory and native beadwork, masks and clothes. Then to our camp on the edge of town, right next to an airport with no curfew! This is as far NORTH as we go; 64.86 degrees, compared with 71.17 at Nord Kaap, in Norway, last year. We turn south ...
... the sun poked out through the thunder clouds.
It was a three-hour tour, and all I could do on the way there was to mind sing the theme song to "Gilligan's Island." (If you do not get why that is funny, you are too young...so never mind.)
Ugh... hoards of people disembarking their tour buses did not bode well.
Oh...but once on board and in a third deck window seat, ...
... made out of a caribou antler. We also spend time in the S.S. Nenana. The Nenana ran Alaska's rivers from 1933 to 1952 bringing supplies, new, employment and transportation to each of its stops. It is a very interesting museum as you can walk around inside. I was particularly impressed with the glass enclosed diorama of each of the river towns that it ...
... So 2.65 miles later we are eating a Starbucks sandwich and coffee. On the way back we stop at a Shopette (Army for convenience store/gas station) just to see what they offer. They have a good selection of stuff along with a decent liquor section. The brand of scotch that I usually buy back home for under $20, is $32 here.
They also had something I had never had before: boiled peanuts in the shell. They were soaking in ...