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Santa Claus Lives in the Trailer Across the Lane!

Friday, June 15, 2007

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We're eating breakfast and we see Mrs. Claus come out of the campground office, and a few minutes later, we see Santa Claus. They live in the travel trailer right across the lane from us!
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This is a unique RV park but we need to leave since a 23-unit caravan is checking in later today and is taking over much of the park. We pack up and make a quick stop at the North Pole gift shop to take a picture for our 2007 Christmas letter:
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Since we couldn't stay at SantaLand, we decide to 'camp' in the parking lot of Pioneer Village in Fairbanks. For $12 we can dry camp in the parking lot and they give us coupons for their salmon bake and miniature golf. So the camping is free if you use the coupons.

After setting up in the parking lot we walk around Pioneer Village. They have some old cabins that are now gift shops plus some small museums.
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While we're in the one museum, it starts to hail so we stay in the museum til it's over. It storms off and on for the next several hours so we go back to the RV to wait out the storms. We had planned to go to the salmon bake tonight, but we're not sure what to do with all of the rain. Around 7:00 the rain finally stops so we go over to the salmon bake. It's an all-you-can-eat grilled salmon, fried halibut, fried cod, and prime rib. Except for the salmon, the food is very good. The salmon is dry and tasteless. I love salmon, so I'm disappointed with the meal. However, the halibut is delicious!
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Posted by jengelman 13:06 Archived in USA Tagged family_travel

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