Monday, June 10, 2019

2019 Alaska Vacation Journal (30)

2019 Alaska Vacation Journal (30)

06/10/2019 / No Travel Day – River Discovery Tour


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Mileage:  53,693
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Cost Per Night: $53.95 USD
Weather: 51 - 70 F Sunny

It was chores day. After a yummy bacon breakfast, we did laundry. This place has a super nice laundry room. Their internet is top notch too. Hopefully, I will be able to post some of this journey on my blog.

We made a trip to Fred Meyers – needed a few things including our fishing licenses. Then we spent the afternoon on the River Discovery Tour.

We cruised the Chena River in the Sternwheeler Riverboat Discovery 3. This river is a 100-mile tributary of the Tanana River in the Interior region of the U.S. state of Alaska. Paul and I really enjoyed this three-hour cruise. It took us into the heart of Alaska and educated us about the people who have made the rivers a way of life for five generations.

We saw a bush floatplane takeoff alongside the boat, visited the home and kennels of the late four-time Iditarod winner Susan Butcher and visited a Chena Indian Village.

We bought the book, “Granite” and had it signed by the Susan Butcher’s husband David Monson. Granite was Susan’s greatest lead dog, but he didn’t start that way. He was a shy, scraggly pup that the others pushed around, but Susan saw his potential. Together they worked until he became leader of her winning team. Can’t wait to read it to the grandsons.

Something you normally do not witness very often; this tour provided you with free blueberries donuts, coffee, and teas. Further, on the return trip, samples of salmon were served on a cracker – scrumptious.

Wildlife Spotted: Duck, Geese, Reindeer (actually Caribou), Squirrel, Salmon (Robin was holding it.)

Stuffed Wolf at the Alaska Fish & Game where we bought our Fishing License
Stuffed Wolf at the Alaska Fish & Game where we bought our Fishing License
Big Blue Binkley House on the Banks of the Chena River
Big Blue Binkley House on the Banks of the Chena River
Fish Smoke House Area
Fish Smoke House Area
What is the difference between Cariboo and Reindeer / Reindeer Fly
What is the difference between Cariboo and Reindeer / Reindeer Fly
Love the Moose Antlers above the Door
Love the Moose Antlers above the Door
Bulls Fighting:  Die Like This Because They Could Not Separate.
Bulls Fighting: Die Like This Because They Could Not Separate.
The Sternwheeler Riverboat Discovery 3
The Sternwheeler Riverboat Discovery 3
Chena River, Fairbanks, Alaska
Chena River, Fairbanks, Alaska
Squirrel up a Tree at the Campground
Squirrel up a Tree at the Campground

2019 Alaska Vacation Journal

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