Monthly Archives: July 2017

Wow in the World

Wow in the World

Wow in the World

From Daddy: Our new favorite podcast is Wow in the World. It’s cute, fun, makes him laugh often, and teaches him science. #trypod. We recently listened to the episode “Cuckoo For Cocoa: Journey To The Chocolate Forests Of South America.”

https://www.npr.org/player/embed/539567753/539568815

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The Show About Science

The Show about Science

The Show about Science

From Daddy: He thinks Nate is fun and I think Nate is cute. One thing is certain: We love his show! We recently listened to episode 029 about the March for Science https://www.acast.com/showaboutscience/029-marching-for-science-and-extraterrestrials-with-luoth-chou. Science is important! #trypod San Francisco! Science!

He was also great The Ellen Show!

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Orbital Path

Orbital Path

Orbital Path

From Daddy: Looking to add some astronomy to your podcast listening? If so, check out the Orbital Path podcast with Dr. Michelle Thaller. Just recently we listened to Episode 19: We Are Stardust. #trypod

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Pioneer Park & The Ice Museum

From Daddy: Two weeks ago was our only full day in Fairbanks.

Boy at the Cookie Jar Restaurant, June 29, 2017, 10:08 a.m.

Boy at the Cookie Jar Restaurant, June 29, 2017, 10:08 a.m.

In the morning, we took the bus to the Cookie Jar Restaurant for breakfast.

Approved by Guy Fieri, June 29, 2017, 10:18 a.m.

Approved by Guy Fieri, June 29, 2017, 10:18 a.m.

Breakfast was enjoyable but unfinished, June 29, 2017, 10:49 a.m.

Breakfast was enjoyable but unfinished, June 29, 2017, 10:49 a.m.

It was a very warm day. When we got to Pioneer Park, we needed ice to cool down.

Shaved ice cooled us down, June 29, 2017, 1:18 p.m.

Shaved ice cooled us down, June 29, 2017, 1:18 p.m.

We enjoyed a train ride around the park, June 29, 2017, 3:05 p.m.

We enjoyed a train ride around the park, June 29, 2017, 3:05 p.m.

He also trained for American Ninja Warrior at a playground in the park (click below or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwPeFuONJdM:

Later for dinner, we enjoyed barbeque.

Food finished at Big Daddy's BarB-Q Alaska, also approved by Guy Fieri, June 29, 2017

Food finished at Big Daddy’s BarB-Q Alaska, also approved by Guy Fieri, June 29, 2017

But the highlight was the Ice Museum!

Ice bar, June 29, 2017, 7:34 p.m.

Ice bar, June 29, 2017, 7:34 p.m.

Posing behind cut-outs, June 29, 2017, 7:31 p.m.

Posing behind cut-outs, June 29, 2017, 7:31 p.m.

Snowmobile, June 29, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

Snowmobile, June 29, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

He slid down in a sled on an ice ramp (click below or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrezMSJrC7k!

Mommy driving a dogsled carved from ice at the Fairbanks Ice Museum, June 29, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

Mommy driving a dogsled carved from ice at the Fairbanks Ice Museum, June 29, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

Beanie seated in an ice sled, Fairbanks Ice Museum, June 29, 2017, 7:36 p.m.

Beanie seated in an ice sled, Fairbanks Ice Museum, June 29, 2017, 7:36 p.m.

The Ice Museum was such a relief because it was so hot outside!

81 degrees at 8:45 p.m., June 29, 2017

81 degrees at 8:45 p.m., June 29, 2017

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Flight Plan

2017 06 28 Flight Path

Our flight path on June 28, 2017

From Daddy: It was just two weeks ago when we began our journey to Alaska!

Using our Lyft app, we pre-scheduled a ride to the airport to arrive between 4:30 and 4:40 a.m. Actually, the prospective driver called at 4:27 a.m. to report that he was 10 miles away and that it would likely be better if I cancel the ride and request a new one. The driver did the right thing, even though it cost him money, because a new driver arrived by 4:40.

Our flight to Seattle was scheduled for 6:20.

On plane at SFO

On plane at SFO, June 28, 2017, 6:10 a.m.

Boy on plane to Seattle

Boy on plane to Seattle, June 28, 2017, 6:04 a.m.

Our connecting flight to Fairbanks was scheduled for 11:15.

(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHMoGJX_-iU to see a video the boy took on the plane)

Touchdown in Fairbanks

Touchdown in Fairbanks, June 28, 2017, at 1:54 p.m. local time which would have been 2:54 at home

A number of travelers assembled at baggage claim in Fairbanks…

Waiting for a shuttle in Fairbanks, June 28, 2017

Waiting for a shuttle in Fairbanks, June 28, 2017,
2:18 p.m.

2017 06 28 14.35.42 Fairbanks Shuttle, June 28, 2017, 2:35 p.m.

On the hotel shuttle in Fairbanks, June 28, 2017, 2:35 p.m.

…and a bus shuttled us to Westmark Hotel where the room was nice but the WiFi was horrible. Fortunately, our phone service was just fine.

We had dinner at Soapy Smith’s Pioneer Restaurant where the server was great but the food was so-so.

Boy and Daddy at Soapy Smith's Pioneer Restaurant, June 28, 2017

Boy and Daddy at Soapy Smith’s Pioneer Restaurant, June 28, 2017

2017 06 28 16.41.33 Soapy Smith's, June 28, 2017, 4:41 p.m.

Honored by an item of decor that the boy noted on the wall, June 28, 2017, 4:41 p.m.

Mommy recorded there the adorable video that was posted yesterday.

We then walked to and enjoyed a visit to The Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center and watched much of a documentary on the Northern Lights.

(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPjSjR0GKxM to watch Aurora: Fire in the Sky)

We returned to the hotel to rest, but it was crazy sunny and warm around 8 p.m.!

Sunny at 8 p.m. in Fairbanks, June 28, 2017

Sunny at 8 p.m. in Fairbanks, June 28, 2017

The sun would not go down for a while.

The sun would set at 12:41 a.m. on June 29, 2017

The sun would set at 12:41 a.m. on June 29, 2017

It wouldn’t cool off much overnight since the sun was down for only about two and a half hours.

The sun rose at 3:07 a.m. on June 28, 2017

The sun rose at 3:07 a.m. on June 28, 2017

We would spend the next day in Fairbanks.

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Perform, Little Monkey! Perform!

From Daddy: On our first day in Fairbanks, we had dinner at Soapy Smith’s Pioneer Restaurant where mommy took the video above.

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We’re Back

2017 07 09 18.00.43 Vancouver from Blue Horizon Hotel, July 9, 2017, 9:18 a.m.

Vancouver from Blue Horizon Hotel, July 9, 2017, 9:18 a.m.

From Daddy: We’re back!

2017 07 09 19.03.19 Vancouver - dinner at Earl's, July 9, 2017, 7:03 p.m.

Vancouver – dinner at Earl’s, July 9, 2017, 7:03 p.m.

Our last port of call was Vancouver where we spent one night.

2017 07 10 11.58.52 Vancouver Airport security line, July 10, 2017, 11:58 a.m.

Vancouver Airport security line, July 10, 2017, 11:58 a.m.

We never want to fly out of Vancouver ever again!

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