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Alaska Adventure - Weeks 11, 12 and 13

Alaska Adventure - Weeks 11, 12 and 13

From our last post we were still in Fairbanks for another 5 days. We didn't sit around doing nothing, we knew of some Boomer RV friends who were coming into Fairbanks and we arranged a trip to Chena Hot Springs, which is about 50 miles northeast of Fairbanks (July 29). This was one of my must see and do items on our Alaska trip. We started off our visit purchasing our tickets for their Ice Museum. You must also pre-purchase your ticket for an Appletini, at their Aurora Bar. Connie P. and I were the brave ones of our group. When you enter the Ice Museum building you do so as a group. This is so the temperature doesn't drop below the 27 degrees. Large parkas were provided for our use and it was suggested that we bring our own hats and gloves. Yes it was very cold inside but there were some great carvings. Heather and Steve Brice are the resident carvers. Steve is a 16 time world champion carver and Heather is a 7 time champion. Both were inside busy either in the workshop making martini glasses or making repairs. Connie and I were eager to get our Appletinis so we looked around a little and then hit the bar. The beverages were very good and it was fun to sit at the ice bar on ice stools covered in Caribou hide. After our drink we looked around some more.

After our Ice Museum tour we headed back outside and we all enjoyed our picnic lunch. This place had some beautiful gardens and flowers. Chena Hot Springs is off the power grid. They have their own power plant that is geothermal. After our wonderful time soaking in the hot springs we took a short tour of the geothermal plant and the grounds.

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