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Pioneer Park- cold and rainy today

 

Pioneer Park  http://fairbanks-alaska.com/alaskaland.htm  was entertaining and educational today.  Museums on Alaska’s history, the Native populations, aviation in the area (which was a challenge in the winter, but important for the mail and supply routes), and transportation were extremely interesting.  The guided little train ride and playgrounds were also enjoyed.

 

We stumbled upon an amazing quilt show!  The 2008 Cabin Fever Quilters' Guild had their last day of displays in the Arts Center.  The short blurb by each artist telling what inspired them to make that quilt was very special.  We each voted for our favorite quilt, which was the Fan-Tastic quilt.  http://www.cfqgalaska.org/index.htm  

 

Pioneer Park offers RV parking in their lot for $12, which would be nice because the large park is there for fun with hiking trails, etc. 

 

We just missed beating the tour groups to the nightly Salmon Bake and rather than brave the crowds, retreated to the campground where we feasted on the salmon dip (made from the Riverboat Discovery purchase) and burgers.  http://www.riverboatdiscovery.com/Recipes.aspx

 

A visit by our friend, Ken from Colorado, (met in Dawson City and Chicken along the way) was the highlight to a relaxing evening.

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Pioneer Park- cold and rainy today
Pioneer Park- cold and rainy today
Pioneer Park dioramas of Yukon vil…
Pioneer Park dioramas of Yukon vi…
In the steam room of the Nanana St…
In the steam room of the Nanana S…
Interesting car at the museum
Interesting car at the museum
Ken
Ken
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