Tuesday, July 26, 2011

FAIRBANKS, ALASKA

Our trip is winding down as we head home tomorrow night.  It'll be an overnight flight from Fairbanks to Minneapolis to Toronto.  Our last day was spent driving from Denali to Fairbanks.  We spent the afternoon on a sternwheeler boat taking a leisurely trip down the river and visiting a replica of an old cabin and learning a lot of Athabaskan history.




Ron was pretty happy as we passed the home of Dave Monson whose wife, Susan Butcher, was a four-time winner of the Iditarod.  Sadly Susan passed away a few years ago but their daughters are now mushing.  As we passed their home along the river, we stopped to watch the dogs give a display of mushing.  They are just crazy to pull.  At the village further down the river, we had the opportunity to meet half a dozen of the dogs.  So guess where we spent all our time!

I'll be seeing you soon.  Until then...

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