Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Good Morning to the Lower 48!

Just a quick hello to all of you down in the lower 48 (states that is)! OK! I just have one question. Are we supposed to sleep on this trip? Between the very busy schedule of activities and only 3 hours of darkness (from 12:15am to 3:15am), we are all dragging a bit this morning.

We are about ready to leave a cloudy and drizzling Fairbanks, Alaska this morning to catch the glass top train & beautiful Denali National Park. Later we will move on to Mt. McKinley for the night. Yesterday was a fantastic day in the 70's with full sun. We spent the morning on a Riverboat for a wonderful tour along the river (sorry I can't remember the name right now ~ but I'll fill in the details later). We saw floatplanes take off and land, a mushers training facility and an eskimo village. Then we spent some time in Downtown Fairbanks for lunch at Soapy Smith's and a quick stop to view the Alaska Pipeline. The highlight of the day was panning for gold at the El Dorado Gold Mine where we scored about $25 in gold. We got some great shots which I'll have to share later. Last night for dinner we went at the Great Alaska Salmon Bake. Then we fell into bed at 11:00pm (3:00am Eastern time)!

Well, gotta run! I'll check in when I can ~


Unknown said...

I'm sooooooo sorry! I should have told you that you may need sleeping masks.

sworley said...

Woo Hoo, Kendra!!! Glad you're having so much fun. We are gonna want a FULL report when you get back. I'm filing this info away - you're taking my dream vacation!!!

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