River's Edge Resort
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... venturing into Apocalypse Designs website, we realized we could get authentic, made in Alaska arctic gear for half the price. Luckily we hadn't worn the parkas yet and Amazon would still do a return until January 31st. These parkas were like carrying around a dead body. It also took us about 5 tries to get the thing zipped up. I'm sure they would have loosened up and broken in a bit but really, they were so hot I could barely keep it on in 10 or ...
... the downtown area, they are 8 ft tall & allow oxygen flow between the underground utility system & the air above. They were bland, off-white but in
Sept 2012 the Downtown Association of Fairbanks completed its “Paint
the Pipes” program, when local artists were paid to decorate 13 pipes in downtown Fairbanks .
I headed back to Grace & Walt’s as we were meant to be leaving to go blue berry picking but they were across the road ...
... station, 60 miles from there to the arctic circle.
We continue on the muddy road, which has just been filled with new gravel but not compacted.
The landscape is slowly changing and trees are fading for grass and small bushes, some rocks appear and after a long curve we start seeing the Yukon river. As we cross the bridge the gas station is to our left.
Time for a quick snack and Chili. You realize how the remoteness is increasing and distances get ...
... dinner after 10 or even 11 o'clock. When we finally got to bed, we' were tired so we would go to sleep and then wake-up when we woke-up. I just accepted it but Art let it mess with his head. He kept saying, "It's just not natural." The flip side of this is that wherever we camped, nobody stirred until 9 or after. That and the morning coolness make it easy to get enough rest. It was strange but true.
... only 78 degF! (The "reindeer" in the pen outside of "Santa's Workshop" still seemed hot and were losing their outer fur.) Linda had one of her more-extensive shopping trips here and it didn't hurt to have a new grandson for whom to buy presents. Overall, North Pole, AK looked about the same as it did in 2008 other than the prices were up probably 20%.
On the way back into Fairbanks, we all agreed that a little ice cream would be a good thing. Rox said a ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking