Explore...

Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Fairbanks, Alaska, United States

Sep 13, 2018 - Amazing Dance of the Northern Lights

Awoke to another sunny beautiful day in Alaska. Today we headed off in a 9 passenger Navajo plane with our pilot, John, crossing over the Arctic Circle, 66 degrees 33 minutes, before landing Coldwater. Coldwater was a mining town in 1915, now has population 0 and is a Truck stop. There is a Post Office! The landscapes were interesting though not as nice as Denali. The area we were flying over had not even appeared on maps until 1930s, it showed up as a white area until it was actually able to be mapped out. As we flew over the Yukon Flats,...

Jump to full entry

Sep 12, 2018 - Mr. Toad"s Wild Ride

As we were heading for breakfast we met up with the flight crew member who told us we were leaving an hour earlier to fly out as it is cloudy. As we got to the plane I looked at how small it was and thought no way is the pilot and 5 other people going to fit in and a feeling of claustrophobia came over me. I was amazed at how much room there was. It was a great flight seeing the park from above and gave a much better perspective of how big Denali is. A couple of times, especially as we were approaching the Denali face, the turbulence was a...

Jump to full entry

Aug 9, 2018 - A day with Bryan and Christy

It was nice to have a morning with a slightly later schedule. We began to re-pack some overloaded luggage then headed downstairs to eat breakfast. We ran into several friends from the cruise including Roaseanne and Guido and enjoyed another visit making us late to the dining room. Breakfast service had ended so we went to their Red Lantern Tavern. Bryan and Christy found us there as we finished our breakfast. Then we headed out with them to visit more of the Fairbanks area. First on the list was the town of North Pole. It is a cute town...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


Alaskan Adventure

Aug 8, 2018 - North to Fairbanks!

Today we did not board the bus until 10:00 AM. What a change! It was about a 3 hour drive from Denali National Park to Fairbanks following the river. There was a rest stop in a very small town which had a Cultural Center with interesting displays about local native life. There was also a snack bar with delicious cinnamon buns. Maria and I split a half bun which was still large and heavy! We arrived at the Riverfront Restaurant in Fairbanks for lunch and immediately boarded the Discovery III paddle wheel boat. The Binkley family still owns...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


Alaskan Adventure

Aug 5, 2018 - Fairbanks

We arrived at Fairbanks with more rainy weather. We checked into our RV Park which was quite nice. We were right next to the Chena River. Our first night, we had dinner at a diner nearby. The next day we drove to the Chena Hot Springs. It was still raining but it didn’t deter from our enjoyment of having a hot soak in the hot springs. On our return to Fairbanks, we ate at a very nice and festive Mexican restaurant. The next day the rain finally let up so we went out for a long bike ride exploring Fairbanks. Very fun! Bob is great at finding...

Jump to full entry

Aug 2, 2018 - Fairbanks, Alaska

We made it to Fairbanks and will be here for four days. Finally have a fast internet connection so I have been uploading pictures for the trip so check the earlier postings for new pictures. I will be uploading pictures for the next day or so so keep checking.

Jump to full entry

Jul 12, 2018 - Fairbanks

We are off on our next great adventure - to Alaska! When Steve and I began this nomadic journey, we knew we wanted to travel as much as possible and not just in the RV. We own points in a time share with Diamond Resorts and need to use those points each year, or roll them over to the next year, or lose them. We rolled over our 2017 points so we had a bunch to use in 2018 and decided to use them for this trip to Alaska as well as for a trip to Hawaii that we will take in September, plus a weeklong stay in Sedona in October. So, the latter...

Jump to full entry

Jul 10, 2018 - Riverboat Discovery

If your in the Fairbanks area, don't miss the Riverboat Discovery. It was a perfect day for a 3 hour cruise on the Sternwheeler, Discovery III, our cruise took us up the Chena River. We learned about the history of the cruise line, the late Susan Butcher (an Iditarod Champion) & her champion sled dogs, also we had the chance to walk around the Chena Village (an Athabascan Indian Village) for a look back in time. We watched a bush pilot in action, taking off from from the Chena River, flying overhead & landing close to the boat, that was...

Jump to full entry

Jul 7, 2018 - The Santa Claus House, North Pole

Ok...Christmas is my favorite Holiday, so if we're anywhere near the North Pole (and we are) you can bet we're gonna stop at the Santa Claus House (and we did). This place reminds me of Bronners in Michigan, only on a much smaller scale. So many beautiful Christmas decorations. We did get T-shirts !

Jump to full entry

Jul 6, 2018 - Fairbanks Bound

Fairbanks bound, our trip was good & we had no real nasty road conditions...so that was good. We are looking forward to seeing what Fairbanks has to offer. Soon as we drove through Delta Junction we were off of the Alaskan Highway & it turned into Hwy 2.

Jump to full entry

Jun 22, 2018 - Second day in Fairbanks

They played a baseball game without lights in celebration of the summer soltice. I was up (1:50) before sunrise which wasn’t until 2:58 and it was quite light out at that time. Population here in Fairbanks is about 32,000; this is the first regular town that we have been in a while. We started today by going to the antique car museum, which was truly excellent. The vehicles there were all very well restored and included some of the most expensive vehicles of the period, up to a 1936 Packard. Well worth the effort to visit. We then went to...

Jump to full entry

Jun 22, 2018 - Travel to Fairbanks

The trip normally takes about 3 1/2 hours from Tok, Alaska to Fairbanks, Alaska, but of course it took us longer due to our stops. Delta Junction was an interesting place and there was a free roadhouse museum that was really interesting, they had Equipment from the 30s and 40s that was used on the construction of the highway back in 1942. The lady inside had moved from Florida in 1983, and she lives off the grid here in a cabin in the woods. We then stopped at a place that sold locally produced meats, which included reindeer sausage,...

Jump to full entry
Previous -- 0 1  2  3  4  ... 58  -- Next


Advertisement
OperationEyesight.com