With 20+ hours of daylight it’s no wonder vegetables grows huge here. Check out this Rubarb that is growing everywhere.
Georgeson Botanical Gardens, part of the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. Beautiful gardens. Thursday Nights they have concerts on their grounds. Vanessa and Sergei seem to be enjoying the gardens. LOL
Santa Claus House, North Pole, AK since 1950.
We arrived in Fairbanks, and spent a few days catching up on sleep, laundry, cleaning, etc. When we finally took the Smart off its bed, I drove it away from the truck to park it…all fine! But when we wanted to go sightseeing it wouldn’t start and we have an 3 solid bars on the dash. No Smart dealers in Fairbanks – so we are heading to Seattle on the 10th of August. So, we easily pushed it to line it up to reload it on the bed of the truck. That went lots smoother than either of us thought it would. Always an adventure and we have to stay flexible.
So we drove the Volvo to downtown Fairbanks. Walked around, went in the Visitor Center, got lots of information about things to do, trails to hike when Vans & Sergei arrive. Fairbanks even paints around their manholes.
These plants line several of the street flowerbeds.
At the Fairbanks Visitor Center.
Wonderful display inside of ‘life in Alaska’. We especially enjoyed this:
I loved the bead work of the original Alaskans.
Beautiful tile designs in the walkway around the visitor center.
Walkway along the Chena River which runs 110 miles. Even our campground is on the Chena River and it’s 11 miles East of here.
The end of the Alaska Highway. Milepost 1523.
Almost every shop has lovely flowers outside.
And, in front of the Fairbanks Post Office were these scenes in their fence.
Another view from our RV…the surrounding mountains just never get old.
While the boys were out fishing, we went sightseeing. Short drive to Exit Glacier. We didn’t walk up to the glacier today, but plan to return with the guys.
Seward Mural Society oversees 16 Murals around town. #1 “Kenai Fjords National Park”
#7 “The Iditarod Trail”
What a wonderful little town.
#11 “Wildflower Garden”
William H Seward
The docks of Seward.
And the boys return.
Another view from the RV.
Sunset from Seward.