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We managed to stay awake last night until about 10.30pm, nighttime creeps up on you in this land of the midnight sun. I was still awake at 4.45am but I am beginning to feel normal again.
After breakfast we set off for the Riverboat Discovery. On arrival, we wander round the obligatory gift shop where they have a -40c degree experience. …
At 4.00am my brain became suddenly alert! I hate this jet-lag, I can't cope with it. The alarm is set for 5.00am as we are leaving at 6.45.
Today will be spent travelling the 450 miles from Anchorage to Fairbanks with a few interesting stops along the way. Breakfast was once again at the Slippery Salmon.
I thought it very strange …
... my tootsies, and buy another pair of their warmest socks and a very good polar fleece. I was going to need it! Since i was having trouble finding my way back i just asked the checkout lady to call me a taxi. It was indeed a short ride, but so worth it. Surprisingly enough the hotel's menu consisted mostly of Mexican food, which was just fine by me, but how ironic is it that i had to travel to Alaska to have yummy quesadilla's! ...
... at a replica Athabascan village.
Just as we were leaving a sea plane taxied next to the boat & then took off so that all the passengers had a good view of the whole process ie taxiing, taking off, circling & landing. It was rather contrived but interesting all the same. Then the pilot spoke to us passengers from his plane via a microphone explaining what kind of flying he does. After finishing with the 'bush ...
... Bob’s and my age—no other young people. So Torston got to ride. The nice thing about that is that this morning’s cost was only $8 for my admission. Torston was free! It was well worth the time, quite informative, and very personal as there were only about eight of us there.
When this presentation finished, we headed for Fairbanks—about 200 miles. It was an easy ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsBridgewater Hotel Fairbanks
This hotel is in a good location for easy access to the local shops and many good restaurants. The rooms are comfortable and the breakfast good value for money. We were greeted with home-made lemonade and cookies on arrival which was a nice, personal touch.
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