The only way to get to the Top of the World Highway
Well we survived the Top of the World Highway whew what a road. Did some gold panning in Chicken and found some gold in my Mom's gold pan (thanks MOM). Cross the border at the most northern US border crossing. Travelled onto Tok and then to Delta Junction (the official mile 0 of the Alaska Highway). Relaxed there and then had an easy day to Fairbanks, only a couple of hours of driving. Lots of forest fires here and saw one that was right beside the highway. Has been really hot and dry up here but since we have arrived it has rained a few times a day. Had a downpour yesterday (July 8th). Enjoying ourselves and getting a chance to relax here (we are here for 4 days). Lots of the same people travelling the same way we are and we run into them every once in a while. We are off on a riverboat cruise tomorrow and then Chena Hot Springs (if the road is not closed due to the fires).