Gakona Lodge & Trading Post
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- Continental Breakfast
- Multilingual staff
- High-speed internet in room
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Non-smoking hotel
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When kids all over the world address their Christmas letter to Santa Claus, it gets sent to Rovaniemi in Finland, probably the closest inhabited village to the actual North Pole, where a team of people respond on Nick's behalf. Except for kids in the US that is, where letters to Santa Claus get forwarded to North Pole, Alaska - a suburb of …
Our time at McCarthy was at an end. After we finally managed to pack away the camping gear we set out in the road again. All the way down the dirt track which lasted forever. After a 5 hour drive we arrived at the Maclaren Lodge. As you can imagine we had been fantasising over a shower and time away from the "skeeters". We had the opportunity to camp in the middle if no where, 17 miles up river, in a large gazebo at Tangle Lakes. Some of us were reluctant at first but it's ...
... are now going to be on the road for about the next 8 hours or so till e get to Anchorage, then Homer.
PS; I'm posting when ever we get a quick signal, our cell coverage is absolutely horrible. Sorry if your sending me text they do come through but I never know when. I love you all and we are having fun.
Peace out for now,
Scott, Christopher & ...
... an email from Flight Centre confirming that my flight had been changed so I wouldn't be flying tomorrow, Eddie passed this on to Sheila whilst he was on the phone with her. I was so pleased as it meant I could hire a car tomorrow & go to Talkeetna.
When we got back home about 7.30pm I left Eddie & Sheila to discuss whether they wanted to go out for a meal, Sheila didn't want to & barbecued herself some salmon. I joined them upstairs to watch TV. Eddie had said ...
... out, she found the right place as the proprieter had some "damaged" fur pelts (essentially, those that had small distractions like a short or cut-off tail on a fax) that he was willing to sell at a discount. Even Joe couldn't resist so they both spent their "allowances" on furs.
We took the "scenic route" from Fairbanks by going east on the Ric******* Highway (Alaska Route 2) back by the "North Pole" ...