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... ground under it will melt and the pipe will drop. There are millions of them. So the costing was phenominal. The permafrost is where the ground under the topsoil is permanently frozen that why no trees grow where it lies.
After all that the highlight of the trip home was a beautiful sunset over the Yukon River then followed by the Aurora Borelalis fading in and out across the sky all the way home. Its a wonderous thing and just so random. Fairbanks is supposed to be one ...
... a bit smaller and only have one group of shops, but I was wrong. There are two other RV parks. It is a big stop over point for travellers from Fairbanks to Dawson- mainly tourists. The place we went to for lunch was the original or so they say. It looked it anyway. The other places were new and connected to the goldmining in the area. I am sure they are not the original ones as in the story the schoolteacher had the keys to the shop and she just had to go over the road to open it ...
... Northern Lights unfortunately, It’s too light in the summer for us to see them.
The bus brought us back to our campground for lunch at Chena’s Alaskan Grill. We could check up on Maggie and then walk to the restaurant for a nice buffet luncheon.
After lunch, the bus took us to the Discovery Cruise where we took a 4 story sternwheeler adventure up and down the Chena River. The cruise included at 1951 ...
... The floor was as much as 18 inches off level in a span of about 10 feet. Again, it is due to the structure being built on the permafrost, no footings and the building kinda tilts and slides off the rock base a little bit every year.
Long term and native born Alaskans are called "sourdoughs". 65% of the residents in Alaska do NOT stay in the state for the winter. Most head to warmer climates in the lower 48 and return for the ...
... in a 24 dog team in pairs. They were barking and so excited to get going straining at their harnesses. The minute they took off pulling an ATV the barking stopped and it was a team in action. Since there is no snow, spring and summer training is on a mile long dirt trail. One of the women will be racing a team of these dogs next March. The whole tour was coordinated like Disneyland and very well done. The second day included a visit to the University of Alaska museum ...