We are spending two nights in a Bed and Breakfast. That's a loosely defined term here in these parts, but it's perfectly fine for two nights. At least there is indoor plumbing! The weather is surprisingly warm, but a great relief from the heat of Florida this time of year.
The first evening, I didn't nothing but chat with my traveling companions Kathy, Pete, and Chris (I didn't arrive at the B&B till after 9:00.) Alaska is 4 hours earlier than my part of Florida, so I was pretty beat.
Today, we walked Fairbanks. There is not much here, which is a bit surprising, but the flowers are just amazing, as are the many vegetable gardens we saw. Everything is huge.
There were also many dinosaur bones, and of course bears and moose. Again I was surprised at the hugeness of the moose - they're enormous! I hope we see some "on the hoof" as we continue our adventure.
As we wondered back into Fairbanks, we stopped at the Cultural Museum, which was also interesting, but not as much as the one at the university. The Cultural Museum had fabulous gardens, though, and an adorable outhouse.
Speaking of adorable, one of the first things I saw today was this great door on an antique shop,
We enjoyed a good dinner at the restaurant in the Marrriott hotel. I had fish and chips (halibut - of course), and I enjoyed a really good IPA from Seattle along with my meal. It just seems wrong to have anything but beer with fish and chips.
After a lovely day enjoying the weather and the outdoors, we came back to our little B&B. We fought with the mosquitoes along the way, but emerged mostly unscathed - except for Pete. They are really attracted to poor Pete! Tomorrow we pack up and move to the Princess Lodge to join up with our tour. I'm looking forward to that experience.
Random pics from the day.
The Bears I encountered today.
Cabbage growing at the cultural center.
Incredible woven grass baskets at the Museum of the North.
A jade Boulder. Amazing!
This archway is from real antlers and heads. It's spectacular, really.
Mastodon and mammoth bones. So gigantic!
Stay tuned! And thanks for stopping by.