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We stopped at several view points and memorials enroute to Fairbanks. We rolled into the Rivers Edge RV park on the northside of Fairbanks early afternoon. The park is on the Chena River. Very nice park - we would highly recommend it. As always, the people we met there were very nice - everyone from park employees, other travelers, waitresses!
It was pouring down rain when we arrived but soon brightened up and we were able to take a walk around the park. Met a couple neighbors from N. Carolina. They have been traveling the states in their new motorhome since November - what an adventure they are having
We played cards in the afternoon (Randy & Sandy were champions!) then for dinner we went to the Pump House Restaurant which Bruce highly recommended. The food and service was outstanding. It also sits on the edge of the Chena River.
The next morning it was raining again so we thought it would be a good morning to get some laundry done as there were excellent facilities at the park. After the laundry, it was time for our Riverboat Cruise. The weather cleared up just in time for our it!
We enjoyed the relaxing paddle boat ride down the Chena and Tanana Rivers. They showed us many sights along the way including Susan Butcher's dog sled team (she was the first women to win the Iditarod). She won the race 4 times and always came in in the top 10 finishers when she raced! Also included in the tour was a stop at a Alaskan Native cultural (Chena Indian) village
We later ate at the Chena River Cafe which is at the RV park. Again very nice and we enjoyed every bite!
We played cards until 1AM........guess who won!?? Linda taught us a new game we hadn't played before....I guess it was beginners luck!
At midnight it was still very light outside and Tom got a beautiful shot of the sky.......please note this was at midnight! Still trying to get used to this daylight for 22 hrs. of the day!
Glad we made the trip to Fairbanks. Thank you, Bruce, for the use of the motorhome - made the trip very enjoyable!
Tom, Sandy, Linda and Randy
Best wishes to all! Thanks for following our journey!