Friday, September 10, 2010

Fairbanks Here We Come!

Well the great adventure is nearing its end. Yesterday we left Seward after a nice visit to the Alaska Sealife Center, a very good educational experience. We got on the road heading for Fairbanks via the Glenn Hwy at 1:30pm . . . and stopped in Glennallen for the night at just about 8:00pm.

The weather from just outside (east) of Palmer to just about our stopping point was a mix of clouds, fog and rain. I was pretty disappointed given the beauty of the snow-capped mountains was lost in the clouds/fog. The colors out on the high tundra was pretty, however, making for a nice backdrop along the way.

We didn't see much in the way of wildlife other than a single porcupine and a cow moose and two large calves.

Boardwalk Estate RV Camp was home for the night. At $20 (honor system) for full hook-ups and WiFi (slow w/ poor signal) it was a perfect resting point.

Today we'll finish our drive into Fairbanks, staying at the River's Edge RV Resort. Tonight we will take in the closing night of the Alaskan Salmon Bake and the Palace Theater show. The rest of the weekend includes Riverboat Discovery, El Dorado Gold Mine, UA/F's Museum of the North and perhaps a ride up to Fox to see the AK Pipeline.

Sunday will also bring our time with the beast to an end. We will get her bathed (my goodness did she get dirty!) and freshened up with clean linens. We fly home to Milwaukee on Monday morning.

Look for a blog post or two over the weekend. My next post should be wildlife photos from earlier in the week.

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