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, June 28, 2017, 6:10 a.m.
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, 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,
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
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
The sun would not go down for a while.
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
We would spend the next day in Fairbanks.