Monday, June 9, 2014

Fairbanks, here we are (finally)

6/6 - 6/7/14
Fort Wainwright, Fairbanks, AK
FamCamp on Base
Skeeters are getting bigger but not too bad

A beautiful wooded campground along with the welcoming committee, just 50 feet from our site.  She is a young one probably last year's baby.

We drove around town and over to the Ford dealer to get an appt.,  time for an oil change and a general check after some of the rough roads we have been on.  Have a 7 am appt Monday morning.

Saturday time to explore, first stop was the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitor Center.  Once again we are amazed of the quality of this museum within the visitor center and no charge. Very nice exhibits about the people, their land and their culture of the interior of Alaska

Nothing special about these two photos they just look so real.

I had to split this kayak up into three pictures, right, middle and left so you could see the detail

A memorial to all Eskimo People

Chena River downtown Fairbanks

This little river is the one that flooded so bad in about 1967.   The entire downtown and out to the base was flooded, very devastating.  Joe was stationed here during that time, his entire basement and out on the flight line was flooded.

Arch of antlers,  many were donated from families In Memory of Someone.
Very impressive, a bit different from the antler arches in Jackson Hole.

We also came across a fund raiser car wash.  We were so thrilled to get the truck washed I forgot to find out what the fund raiser is all about.  They had a generator and a power washer, and this gal really knew how to us it.  aah it's so nice to feel clean again.

That's it for this day, thanks for stopping by


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