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... young girls who did the three presentations were all studying at University or Tertiary College in Fairbanks. They were so lovely and one would think the tourism dollars are financing their education. John Muston had also travelled down the river and brought one of the staff and a husky in the dingy. There was a yard where the tourists were told more about huskies.
I was more interested in queuing to purchase the book 'Granite' and get it signed by John. I ...
... predicted to rain. Sue starts working on the plumbing problem. She will use compressed air to blow out the lines and see if that helps our pulsating problem when we are not on city water.
Fast forward through the parade pics if you want, typical stuff I guess. I didn't take pictures of all the parade entries, only a few. Tomorrow we plan on attending a Geocaching Event which will help us qualify for the Road Trip 2015 badge.
... Morris Thompson, a local man of Athabascan and european heritage who was instrumental in recognising and maintaining indigenous culture and strengthening relationships between native and western culture. Once again we were amazed at how people manage to survive in such a harsh environment where temperatures regularly stay around -40degrees (Fahrenheit) for weeks on end. We heard some lovely music from accomplished musicians and saw ...
... an ice slide that Mike Nd Doug had to try. Also in Fairbanks is a section of the oil pipeline that you can touch. This gave Mike and Doug an idea for the never ending quest to acquire funds for fuel. Doug was suppose to drill a hole in the pipe and Mike would hold a jug close to catch the liquid gold. Again it didn't work. Tomorrow we move to Denali National Park. Till next time. ...
... this we stopped at an example of a traditional Athabascan village. They spoke about, and demonstrated, how they cut, smoked & stored salmon; how they used caribou; their homes & clothing and the prospectors' impact and influence. Fortunately the rain abated a little during this time. It was quite an interesting and relaxing time although at $60 each it would be very pricey. Towards the end they offered their own canned smoked sockeye salmon mixed with cream cheese on a ...