started out gray and rainy, so after a slow start we headed into Fairbanks to run some
North Pole Visitor Center
However, before going into Fairbanks, we grabbed a
few caches in the North Pole area including one at the North Pole information
center which is a log cabin complete with a sod roof. It seems if you have a business in North Pole
you must have a Santa or candy cane in front.
stop in Fairbanks
was the Jiffy Lube to get the oil changed and have to car checked over after
the long trip cross country.Then it was
on to Wal-Mart for some needed supplies.I don’t know what we would do without Wal-Mart’s. Finally food we could
afford.We also found cheaper gas at
Sam’s Club, $4.32.
By now the
rain had let up so after checking out the Bowl Company and finding it very
expensive, we decided to try PioneerPark with time to
actually see the park.We wandered
though the shops in the park and decided to come back for the Salmon Bake for
going to the Salmon Bake we visited Creamer’s Field to see if we could spot
some Sandhill Cranes.Sure enough there
were a few in the field.There were also
ducks on the pond.
was back to PioneerPark for the
all-you-can-eat salmon bake.The food
was very good and included not only salmon, but halibut, cod and prime