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Jul 9, 2015 - Riverview RV Park

We are staying at the North Pole. Its a quaint village with lots of Christmas decorations. We were located just down from Fairbanks. We visited Elmendorf AFB. We were not very exited with it. During our stay we visited the Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, Santa Claus House, the North Pole, the pipeline, gold panning, Pioneer Park, Creamers Field to look at birds. We attended a Salmon Bake outside Pioneer Park. We found a good diner just when we got ready to leave, Little Richards Family Diner. I got squirted with their famous home made...

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Jul 8, 2015 - North Pole, Alaska

We finally made it to Alaska! But today was not an easy travel day. We woke up early, and we were at the ferry by 7:00. Long line already. Getting here via truck camper instead of a larger vehicle has had many advantages. Since we are small, we were sent to the front of the ferry line to be used as "filler". The ferries can handle only 2 or 3 of the huge vehicles, and using truck campers, cars and motorcycles as filler improves their productivity. Being small probably saved us an hour in line. Last nite in Dawson, Steve joined the Sourtoe...

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Aug 18, 2014 - North Pole, Alaska

Day 67: August 7, 2014 The trip from Nenana to North Pole was short, 62 miles, so we waited to leave until 11 am. The highway crosses the Tanana River on the Alaska Native Veteran’s Memorial Bridge at Nenana, then climbs and follows a long ridge with numerous up and down grades for 38 miles. We stopped and fueled at Gold Hill – the price was about 14 cents less than what we expected to pay in Fairbanks (Brian checks fuel prices online when we have internet access). We also filled both propane tanks – we shouldn’t have to get propane again...

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Aug 9, 2014 - Denali to North Pole

Day 61: August 1, 2014 We moved to Denali RV Park in Healy. It rained during the night; fortunately it stopped by morning, though it was still overcast when we got up. So the gravel road out of the Park was very muddy and the truck and trailer got an “Alaska paint job” during our drive from Teklanika campground to Savage River. The Parks highway between the NP entrance and the RV Park had construction work on three bridges so it was slow going after we left the Park. There was also a large road construction project starting at the...

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Alaska 2014

Jul 31, 2014 - Days 41-43 Tok to North Pole

Ho Ho Ho, here we are in North Pole, AK, the furthest north we will be on this trip. We traveled here from Tok yesterday, stopping at Delta Jct, the official end of the Alaskan Hwy and got a few pictures to mark the occasion, then stopped for ice cream cones and watched all the people outside enjoying a great weather day. We were told it had rained here every day for the last week. Didn't see any critters along the way. I know they mainly come out early morning and late evening, and the timing just hasn't been right for us to see them. On...

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Jun 21, 2014 - Finally -- North Pole!

We finally arrived in North Pole, and guess who was there – bigger than life – to welcome us? SANTA CLAUS, of course. He even had reindeer relaxing in the warm, wet weather (it was raining). Since it is summer (even in Alaska), the construction crews are repaving his runway (the streets in front of his house). After saying “hello” and visiting him and his elves at his house, we looked unsuccessfully for the North Pole Power Plant. Due to the rain, we elected not to attend the famed Midnight Baseball Game on the Summer Solstice. We spent a...

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Sep 11, 2013 - North Pole

Today we left our nice lakeside overnight stop and headed off somewhere. Not sure if it was Fairbanks or Denali. We srtopped at North Pole today. What a lovely stop. Had a good look around and saw Santa and let him know A few secrets about everyone we know.we left North Pole not knowing where we were headed. The sign came up quickly and a decision had to be made. Fairbanks and civilisation and wi fi or Denali and who knows what! We chose Denali and much angst for me as I had been out of communication for 2 days already. We have stopped at...

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Jul 30, 2013 - Museum of the North

Yesterday we went to the Museum of the North at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The building itself is a work of art & looks different from every side. As advertised, "From Alaska's wildlife to contemporary Alaska Native art, whatever your interest, you'll find something appealing on exhibit." The Alaska Classics room displayed historical paintings of Alaska by Alaska masters from the late 1800s to mid-1900. It wasn't a large room & you didn't have space to stand back & really appreciate the paintings - but there were a lot of paintings...

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Jul 6, 2013 - Last Day at Fairbanks

July6 Last night about 9:00 PM we saw this rainbow. We didn't have any rain here but it sure was pretty. Our friends flew up to the Artic Circle and she said they saw several rainbows. We are leaving our fine RV Park here with all the amenities and space, in the morning. So today, is a 'free day' so to speak. We check out our truck for maintenance, clean up the RV and stick all things safely away and ready again for travel in the morning. We could not leave here however, until we went to visit our friend Santa Clause. He was home and so...

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Jul 5, 2013 - Fairbanks- North Pole #3

We are traveling along some beautiful landscape. Wild open skies. Ginger and I found a good fishing hole on the Yukon River. Quiet and beautiful. Then we were entertained with a Float plane taxing down the river to turn around and take off. Cool. We traveled along and stopped at the Delta Junction Visitors Center where our TrekMaster had pre-arranged for each of us to receive an Alaska Highway Completion Certificate. End of the Alaska Highway! What an amazing feat of work. After they reworked it there were 35 miles less as a result of...

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Jul 4, 2013 - North Pole-Fairbanks, Alaska #2

June 25 Watson Lake and the Laird River parallels each other. We did not see any wildlife here or do any fishing. We did go to the Sign post Village and took many pictures. All of us wearing our rain gear. Rain does not stop a caravan of fun loving excited people. Our super Trail-gunners, Mike and Ann made a sign for all of us as we didn't think that far ahead to bring a license plate from our State or make our own sign. So, we are represented at the Sign Post Village. A few of us have had our parents go here and post a sign many years...

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Jul 4, 2013 - North Pole - Fairbanks, Alaska #1

4 July One of friends here loaned me her Hotspot connections so we are going to try to catch you up n our wonderful adventure. Then I'll come back to today the 4th because outside our camper door we have a big group of our friends grilling out and starting the holiday celebration. June 22 We had our first day with our caravan friends. 17 of our rigs all total. And would you believe it? Our first next door neighbors are Ginger and Bob Selvidge We both have the same initials, GS. We both had roll over accidents in our campers. We both love to...

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