This was a paved road, for some reason the old
pavement was removed. Delays were anywhere
from 15 to 45 minutes for each stop.
This is not your "lower 48" fish and
chips restaurant. I had halibut and
and fries, and one of my things to
do/try was Alaskan Beer.
Jerry had a smoked salmon caeser
salad. Food is very expensive in Alaska
but it was worth every penny.
The Chena River
We had pictures of the street below that his
parents had taken when they lived there.
My husband grew the beard
for this vacation. He fit right in with the locals.
The reason he is holding the tag: it's the Alaska car
tag from 1953..the year he was born.
I will have a rather amusing
story about his beard in another posting.
Another view of the Chena River. The rivers
freeze in winter, making it a highway for
A few facts about Fairbanks
We don't see many of these in the
This is the cottonwood tree...these are like
little pieces of cotton blowing thru the air..
Remember what I said above that bathrooms
were a luxury...when you are stopped for
construction workers and nature calls, you
just go to the edge of the woods.
I hope you have enjoyed this photos, I took over
1000 pictures. I'll be back with another
adventure in a few days.