On the Road Adventures

Sunday, June 21, 2009

June 20 - Fairbanks

Pam and I started the morning off with a visit to the Farmers’ Market. Unlike Dawson, this market had farmers there, with enormous heads of lettuce and radishes larger than golf balls. There were also about 30 other vendors of all sorts of crafts, artwork and baked goodies. The prune-walnut bread we bought is quite yummy!

We all wanted to see the Alyeska pipeline exhibit, so we trekked out to see the pipeline and read up on all the information. It is an impressive achievement, but doesn’t take long to see. Then Gerry and I and the Tookers decided to go to Creamer’s Field, which is a large bird sanctuary just the other side of the river from town. We got there just as a storm blew in and on further consideration, after watching a few lightening strikes off in the distance, we decided it was a better idea to go to the museum at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. It’s really a nice museum and, unlike most of the other so-called “museums” we’ve passed, this one is very well worth the time to go see. It covers the native wildlife, geology and early peoples of Alaska.

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