On the Road Adventures

Sunday, June 21, 2009

19 June - Tok to Fairbanks

Today we reached the end of the Alaska Highway at Milepost 1422. There was the standard, mandatory picture. They had some sculptures of giant mosquitoes, so Gypsy got in the picture with one of those, just to give it perspective. The road is much better from Tok to Fairbanks, with only a few areas of construction and frost heaves. We enjoyed the view of the Alaska Range and the braided Tenana River.

We are staying at the River’s Edge RV park, which is nice enough, but full up because of the festivities in 2 days for the summer solstice. There is about 2 hours between sunset and sunrise, and this is what the park looks like at almost midnight. We have had to start eating and sleeping according to the clock instead of how we feel, because there are no cues to tell us when noon comes, or when it's time to go to bed. Tonight "sunset" is 12:47 a.m. and sunrise is 2:57 p.m., but the fact of the matter is it will never get dark. Thank goodness for black-out curtains!

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