Saturday, September 11, 2010
We arrived here yesterday afternoon around 4:30pm and got checked into our RV resort right along the Chena River. The drive up from Glennallen was uneventful and very pretty.
The mountains had a lot of snow on the tops, while the lower elevations were vibrant with fall colors. We stopped along the way several times to take photos, including where the AK pipeline was near the roadway.
We did stop just north of Delta Junction for lunch at a pullover overlooking the Tanana River. Once in Fairbanks, we gassed up the beast for the last time, ironically at the place where we picked her up . . . Safeway.
Once settled into camp, we showered and got ready to go out for dinner & a show at Pioneer Park. Friday was their last night of the season so we we treated to an added bonus at the Alaska Salmon Bake . . . crab legs! Dinner was an outstanding value at $31pp for the all you could eat that featured halibut, salmon, cod, prime rib and all the fixings (salads, baked beans, rolls) plus desserts.
After dinner we made our way over into Gold Rush Town and the Palace Theatre for their PG-13 "Golden Heart Revue. The song 'n dance show told in vaudevillian style the history of Fairbanks and how it came that a city was built in the middle of nowhere. It was fun and very entertaining. Some of the comedy was slapstick, but that added to the experience. Especially hysterical was a take-off on the classic Abbott & Costello "Who's on First" skit, revolving around a sled dog team.
Once back "home" I was beat and hit the sack early knowing I had an 8:00a shuttle appointment to go over to the airport to pick up our rental car for the weekend.