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.
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)
A number of travelers assembled at baggage claim in Fairbanks…
…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.
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.
We returned to the hotel to rest, but it was crazy sunny and warm around 8 p.m.!
The sun would not go down for a while.
It wouldn’t cool off much overnight since the sun was down for only about two and a half hours.
We would spend the next day in Fairbanks.