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THE RIVERBOAT DISCOVERY CRUISE Board the authentic sternwheeler Discovery II or III for a fully-narrated cruise along the Chena and Tanana rivers. See a bush pilot's demonstration, watch a fish wheel in operation and see the "Wedding of the Rivers," where the Chena and Tanana rivers converge. Alaskan Native guides take you ashore at an authentic …
A busy, busy day! We started out at 8 a.m. with a bus ride to the boat dock to board a stern wheeler boat for a ride down the Chena River. We rode for about an hour and a half being entertained with stories along the way about the native Alaskans. We saw a float plane take off and land, saw dog kennels (Fairbanks is the headquarters for the …
We awoke to a cold, rainy day in Denali again. Most everyone's plans to take helicopter or airplane rides or go riverrafting were cancelled. Our plans to be lazy were right on target. Holland America's plans to have us take the train to Fairbanks at 4 p.m. were changed, too! The river (I don't remember which one) is 15 feet above normal and has …
Today was great!! It snowed a bit overnight and when I walked out to my car it was cloudy and about 5 degrees. I headed to the University of Alaska, Fairbanks Museum of the North. It turned out to be a great museum alot of good info on Alaskan history, the geography and biology of the area, and even some good stuff on the different native peoples. …
... cloudy and raining all day today we feel the chance of seeing any is pretty slim unfortunately. (Next day found out Julia couldn't sleep so she was repeatedly hopping out of bed to check the sky between 2 and 3am!)
After the ice museum we walked down to the river bank to check out some fountains. Theoretically this is the"historical district" ... just seems dodgy to us. Lots of young drop kicks, drunks and homeless hanging around. We stood out a lot, ...
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