Fairbanks to Tok (rhymes with coke!)

What a brilliant sunny day! We saw Mt McKinley from afar, but there is was, in it's glory!

Oops! That's our dinner last nite....steak and King Crab! What a treat.....let me see if I can find Mt McKinley.

Soooo, we found the North Pole. It seems a little south of the Arctic circle, but Santa says it's his home.

This seems to be the place where all the letters to Santa arrive...then into the Santa Centre.

Santa invited me to sit on his knee...Mrs Clause didn't seem to mind at all!

Couldn't find one with a red nose!

So I wondered out loud why anyone would have a sod roof. It seems back in the late 1890's when folks were home steading, there were lots of logs and no saw mills for planks. People would build their log cabins, then use small trees for roofing, fill in with dirt and seeds. It was great in winter because it actually acted as insulation. Hmmm, not so great in the spring....

On a more serious vein...the trip in the sun is amazing. As we approached Tok (rhymes with poke), we saw mountains that were hidden by clouds and fog last week as we came through. Roads are good, hardly any traffic and we are in Alaska Heaven. Tomorrow we head out for the Top of the World highway and on to Dawson City.

Stay Tuned.

Georgie Taylor

Georgie Taylor

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CENTURY 21 Macintyre Inc.
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