Fairbanks trip

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Sorry for the long delay in posts! I got completely side tracked with our Fairbanks trip and then right after we got home, we headed for Valdez. I'm going to start with pictures from the trip to Fairbanks and then I'll catch up with our fishing trip to Prince William Sound.

Fairbanks is 200 miles from Tok. At our farm, we make supply runs to Syracuse New York on a regular basis because Kevin also gets medical care there, so it's basically the same thing. It's only about 60 miles longer for the Fairbanks round trip. At home we leave early for Syracuse, go to appointments and then make several stops to stock up on stuff on our list (we do this every couple months.) By the time we shop, cross the border, drive back into the bush to the farm, unpack, and I finish evening chores, it's usually midnight, maybe one AM. It's exhausting. 

We broke our Fairbanks trip up into two days, we spent one night in Fairbanks, and yet, it was still exhausting. I hate shopping. I really do. I dislike cities, crowds, the whole works. After about an hour in the city and I'm ready to head for the bush again, we both are. 

But we did manage to get almost all the supplies we went for, including part of our water system, and stuff to eventually hook up electricity to our property. We also got things we needed for my small herb garden, groceries that you can't buy in Tok (like leeks, ground pork, among other things) and we stocked up on dog food since the boys can only eat one kind and you certainly cannot buy wellness in Tok. 

On Wed night we went out for dinner, we had a nice meal, although long. I indulged in crab stuffed mushrooms, and crab and artichoke gratin. Kevin had a steak. It was a nice break, but we've had our fill of the city for now. 

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Heading up to Fairbanks from Tok through the burn area from 2010

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it was pretty cloudy, as it has been for the past several days

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then we saw a Moose!

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He stopped before going into the woods..

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took a look at us...

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then decided he better get outta there!

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then I called him, and he stopped to have a look at us anyway, and let me snap a few good pictures of him

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part of the pipeline

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the pipeline crossing the Tanana river

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Eilelson Air force base, 20 miles East of Fairbanks

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KC-135s at Wainwright

It was pretty overcast in Fairbanks but on the way home to Tok, the sun came out so we got a better view of some of the mountains. It's a beautiful drive.

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yes, that's ice!
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Comments

jaz@octoberfarm said…
can you give me the exact coordinates of that ice? i am coming up there to sleep on it. it is 98 degrees here and the weather just announced that awfully hot weather is on the way. did the world end and i am in hell and no one told me? what kind of weather is happening at the farm in maine? my best friend lives in powell river, bc which might even be farther north than you are.
Mary Ann said…
Whew! Long trip! Did the boys go along?
Gorgeous shots. Glad to see you are still having a grand adventure.
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Man, that moose is huge

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