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We took the bikes off the carrier before we left, but left the carrier attached and we couldn’t go into the car wash with it on so we decided we would wash it at our site on base. We decided to stop at Ft. Wainwright Army Post on the way back it is right outside of Fairbanks. It was a large base and had a bigger exchange than at Eielson. We bought a couple of things.
We went ...
... called Earl before the train took off) and panned for some gold. Got to see some of the old equipment that was used for mining gold during the gold rush periods up here as well as seeing the Dredge. Tracey and myself decided to combine our takings and we came up with 36 grams of gold.
Santa Claus House
Decided to drive to the North Pole to visit Santa. We saw Santa! and sent some postcards.
... not see a point.
This was my 8th trip up to Alaska and each one has been a different and great story. I have over 250 pictures and feel very blessed. I have covered nearly everywhere except the Kenai Peninsula and hope to do that someday. There were a few things I really wanted to see in Alaska, but never did see and those things were the grizzly bear, polar bear, moose and northern lights. None of those things are guaranteed.
... down there at 7:30 to find that it opened at 8. Then I checked my watch and it said it was only 6:30. I had forgotten to change the alarm clock to Alaskan time and I was up an hour earlier than I needed to be.
The tour went to Pioneer Park, which is a recreated old town with a few kids rides but it wasn’t open yet so we drove around it and then drove through town. That was very quick as there is hardly any town. The driver filled us in ...
... for the Alaska Pipeline, and the museum at the University of a Fairbanks.
Our driver was a folksy guy who grew up in Fairbanks and knew something about everything and pretty much everyone in Fairbanks. He worked in construction before he retired and gave his view on things throughout the tour. It was kind of fun but at times a little weird.
The hour long stop at the University Museum was the best part of the tour. The museum had lots ...