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Hot and Sunny in Fairbanks

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

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Since it’s still light at 1am in the morning, we have been staying up later and later. In fact last night we realized it was 1am and we were still up! So we sleep in til 9:00 this morning and get a late start to the day’s activities. It’s sunny and warm today. We’re not used to the heat, so today’s high temp of 83 degrees feels really hot to us.

When we finally get moving, we decide to visit the Tanana Valley Farmer’s Market and Creamer's Field Bird Sanctuary and Wildlife Visitor Center. The sand hill cranes are still in the field where they were yesterday. They still look like baby ostriches to me :-)

After lunch we decide to go separate ways. I go back to Creamer's Field to do some birdwatching; and Jere & Joe rent a 2-man kayak and go kayaking down the Chena River. I see a few birds, but many more mosquitoes during my two hours of birdwatching.

Jere and Joe have a good time kayaking down the Chena River. They kayak about 8 miles downstream from Fairbanks Pioneer Park to the Pump House. The river is flowing well, so a nice easy kayak ride. We pack the kayak into the truck and return it to the rental shop.

After dinner we take a few hours to try to plan the rest of our Alaska trip. We need to make reservations for RV parks during the week of July 4th. We’re planning to be in the Kenai region during the 4th and the salmon are running—lots of Anchorage vacationers and fisherman in the Kenai that week, so we need to make reservations to assure that we have a camping spot that week.

Posted by jengelman 13:40 Archived in USA Tagged family_travel

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