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Published: June 27th 2017
About 200 miles to the South of us, it was a clear day, and we got a view of the mountain we wanted to see yesterday.
Day 4 - Alaska
Around 8:45AM we boarded our bus to take us North to Fairbanks, the location where the Gold Rush started.
It was a 3 hour drive, but we stopped at a place along the route, which was a museum of life in early Alaska, and the creativity of the locals to make and modify things to be able to live and work in the environment.
The journey took 3 hours, and we got to Fairbanks, had lunch on our own, while I hitched a ride to the equivalent of a Wal Mart Supercenter, for syringes, to hold me until the pump arrived.
After lunch, we went to Gold Dredge No. 8, heard how they mined gold, why they stopped, and why they started again.
We got to try our hand at panning for gold. It is a good thing I don’t count on that for a living, as Vernell and I together panned about $40 in gold
When I got to the hotel, and could get phone service again, we discovered that the pump was not on the manifest for Fairbanks. But, they did get it on the next flight, which would
A unique gift stop and museum.
be delivered at 11PM. So, I should be hooked up again tonight.
We had a leisurely dinner, at the hotel, and repacked some things for our flight out tomorrow, to Dawson City.
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