Minnie Street Bed and Breakfast
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... Our first stop was at the Alaskan Oil Pipeline than runs for 800Km from the north to the port of Valdez in the south. Parts of the pipeline are underground and part is above ground due to periodic thawing of the permafrost causing instability in the ground. From there we did a tour of the gold dredging setup of Gold Dredge 8 which went out of service in 1959. We were each given a small bag of paydirt and a pan and shown how to pan the gold. Michelle ...
... and whites and delighted us with a string of bright pink on the leading edge of the movement.
I gotta tell you. This pink was so vibrant to the naked eye it was incredible. They say that when an airplane is in trouble and the passengers are prepared to meet their doom that it's eerily quiet. I have always thought that this would never be me. I'd go down screaming and probably trying to get into the cockpit to ...
... to have an ice hotel here, but the fire marshall shut down that idea because Alaska code requires sprinklers to be put into all hotels, so they decided to rent out the whole building from 7 pm to 10 am and they sleep in the bedroom. They even had a wedding chapel inside. They had an igloo here that was pretty cool with a musical instrument made of ice also. There was some part of this museum that made me feel like I was in ...
... up! So much for a sleep in!! Our flight involves getting into a very small plane. The landing strip is gravel, the traffic control tower is a guy stood at the side of the runway with a two way radio, the safety briefing includes showing us how to ensure the black box responder is on and the pilot looks even older than the plane ( which is pushing it). I suddenly remember all those stories of ...
... made a stop at the North Pole, Alaska to shop. Went to the Christmas shop...I found nothing. Most items were made in China. Street light were in the shape of candy canes.
Made it to Fairbanks August 1st.
Aug 2nd, we went on the Riverboat Discovery...rained, but, still had a good time.
Aug 3rd , We went to the Gold Dredge. They took us on a short train ride through an old mining area. At the end they gave us all a bag ...