Today is Monday .. 14 July 2014 ..
I am going to publish TWO separate POSTS today.
This post (INTO FAIRBANKS ALASKA) is about our drive north from Anchorage Alaska to Fairbanks.
The second post which will follow this post .. focuses upon Denali National Park and Preserve here in Alaska.
Please be sure to read both of these posts.
I WILL BE TOTALLY 'OFF-LINE' FOR THE NEXT WEEK .. because ..
Patti and I HAVE driven north from Anchorage Alaska to Fairbanks Alaska arriving this afternoon about 3PM. Later today the two-of-us will drive to Manley Hot Springs Alaska. We will stay at our cabin (see my Post below dated 13 JULY 2014 for photos) until Saturday the 19th. Our 'plan' is to then drive back south through Fairbanks to Anchorage Alaska arriving on Sunday the 20th.
And ?? We will be 'off-line' because we do NOT have internet-access up in the rural interior of Alaska at Manley Hot Springs.
CAPTAIN MY CAPTAIN .. you said this to us yesterday and HERE YOU ARE AGAIN ?? .. what-are-we-to-believe ??
When we arrived into Fairbanks Patti and I came straight to the Fairbanks Alaska Library. I 'lucked-out' and grabbed a computer and I am on-line !
BELIEVE THEE THIS ..
We left Anchorage Alaska at 8PM last night heading north and rolled-into Cantwell Alaska this morning at 1AM .. a 'nifty' (Hi 'Zilla) five hour drive covering 212 miles (350 Km).
WELCOME TO CANTWELL ALASKA ! !
"Captain ? It looks dark and gray and rainy ?" .. "Welcome to summer in Alaska sports fans ! WE LOVE IT ! It is in the 50s and chilly !" ..
Dating-back-to 1998 .. I have slept in my truck at the Chevron Gasoline Station here in Cantwell Alaska as I drive back and forth between Anchorage Alaska and Manley Hot Springs and Fairbanks Alaska. Below are photographs of MY FRIEND .. the Chevron Gasoline Station and Convenience store in Cantwell Alaska !
Below is a photo of my Chevrolet Suburban truck .. his name is Mister R. Richardson Richtoffen ..
The three photos below show the general scenery of the Parks Highway and are of a very special-to-me Parks Highway Milepost.
Back in the year 2007 .. my son Robb and I were in this area of Alaska. Robb took a monumental bicycle ride of some 40+ miles round trip from Denali National Park and Preserve to this sign and back. So I always stop and say hello to Milepost 257 !
Here in Alaska we have some LARGE TRACTOR-TRAILER 'RIGS' ..
OH YES ! YES LADIES ! AND YES GENTLEMEN ! .. HERE IN ALASKA .. IN THE SUMMER .. WE TOO HAVE ROAD CONSTRUCTION AND LONG DELAYS !
OK .. time to close this first post of 14 July 2014 and continue on to a second 14 July 2014 post about Denali National Park and Preserve here in Alaska immediately below ..
So 'scroll-down' .. Smiles from Cap and Patti ..
I 'know' what you may-be-thinking Gullible .. "Cap .. for one day do one single post!" Sometimes I like to separate them as I have done here. What can I say to you my Blogspot Guru ! ?