Extended Stay America - Fairbanks - Old Airport Way
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- Drycleaning onsite
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Laundry facilities (self serve)
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... and other wildlife. The Trans Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) was completed in 1977 with a budget of $8 billion of privately funded construction. Its purpose is to transport crude oil from the oilfields of Prudhoe Bay on Alaska's North Slope to the ice-free port of Valdez, Alaska. TAPS carries 15% of the nation's domestic oil ...
... We had fun in the house, posed at the bar and Bill even had a go on the ice slide. The history of the area is quite interesting. Fairbanks was the centre of the gold mining rush as well as the centre for construction of the oil pipe line that crossed Alaska from north to south. Amazing feats of engineering, construction and survival in this environment. There was a monument near the river that highlighted the important events in the ...
... delight in the little simplicities that we had been.We had lunch at the Black Bear Coffee House near milepost 239 which I had seen in the Nov 2013 Sunday Telegraph Travel section. The article had raved about the 'proper' coffee they served and it was true. I mentioned the article and they were astonished to hear about it. They also had free wifi, a wonderful bonus, so we could catch up on emails. They certainly were a very very busy place.
The drive ...
... inside the secure areas of the oilfield by the largest natural gas processing plant in the world and the largest drilling rig tower in the world (named "Liberty"). There is also the opportunity to take a dip in the Arctic Ocean and become a member of the Polar Bear Club. I may do this, Sue is reluctant. I will post more on this trip later as we will have no phone or internet connections once we leave the Fairbanks area.
... the pilot. We thought we would have about an hours flight to Bettles but it turned out to be more like three and a half hours since our route took us first to Coldfoot, then on to Anaktuvuk Pass to drop off or pick up several others before going on to Bettles. At first I was disappointed that we would be delayed but it really was a treat to fly over the Gates of the Arctic park en-route ...