Where the hell is Chicken, Alaska?

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Video courtesy of Janelle's camera! When in Chicken, Alaska, what better way to pay homage to Arrested Development, than to re-enact the Bluth family's chicken impressions.
Today we decided to take a one-day roadtrip within our roadtrip on the Top of the World Highway to Chicken, Alaska. What a gorgeous drive into Alaska. It was a great trip, filled with some sweet high school reminiscing along the way and the views off of a winding road that really did seem like it was the Top of the World.

Chicken, Alaska is a great town to visit, and if you can, please do. It was named Chicken after townspeople couldn't agree on how to spell Ptarmigan, so Chicken it was! Give yourself the whole downtown chidken experience: eat at the diner, have a beer at the bar, and buy a souvenir from the store. The diner actually has free wireless, and take your pick on the free-of-charge jukebox in the bar.
Top of the World Highway
Our choice: Celine Dion's "Power of One". You really can't have a more Chicken-esque experience (except maybe without Celine Dion), because there's really nothing else to do. Three establishments make up the downtown Chicken area. Don't forget to fill up on gas before you leave, American gas taxes still bless this little town and prices are much cheaper than on the Canadian side of the border.

If you're an Arrested Development fan, a reenactment of the Bluth family's chicken impressions are vital before you leave.

We headed back to Dawson City, completely satisfied, and had a burger at the Riverwest cafe before heading to the Regeneration film festival that we had seen fliers for earlier in the day.

Whispers of taking the Dempster Highway are also happening... it's just so tempting.
festerwretch says:
Hmm, I think I'll have to add Chicken to my dream destinations. :)

Congrats on the feature btw!
Posted on: Mar 16, 2009
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Video courtesy of Janelle's camer…
Top of the World Highway
Top of the World Highway
Downtown Chicken, Alaska
Downtown Chicken, Alaska
Top of the World Highway
Top of the World Highway
Ode to Arrested Development
Ode to Arrested Development
Chicken
photo by: silan