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... next time we're here for a pot luck.
We ended our day having dinner at Lavelle's in downtown Fairbanks with Greg Syverson. Some great halibut and ahi tuna. We picked up some pictures at the Hampton Inn by Ronn and Marketa Murray and will deliver them to Talkeetna to Dora Miller for an aurora photo display next weekend.
The sky showed hints of opening up a bit for us with visible stars once we returned to the lodge. But ...
... 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 ...
After checking out of the Denali Bluffs we took the shuttle bus to "Downtown" for a little shopping with a special stop at the Harley store for the 3 Harley riders in our group. There were about 8 little shops in "downtown" and there was only one I saw that sold real Alaskan made goods. We had a light meal at a good coffee shop on the downtown strip. We also picked up a few souvenirs after verifying that my purse, which I left on the shuttle was safely back at ...
... sun. The road intertwined with the Nenana River. The river was really moving. About 10 miles from Denali, we stopped at the 49th State Brewing Company and had a great dinner. It was a very neat place. It had the replica bus used in the movie – Into the Wild.
We finished off the evening visiting with our Georgia friends. They are staying around Denali as we move ...
... both on safe on the ...