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  • Day48

    Fairbanks Tag 2

    August 28 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 6 °C

    Hurra, die Sonne war ganz lange da! Wir genossen die Wärme bei einem Spaziergang durch Pärke in der Nähe der Universität und schlenderten am Fluss entlang (dieses Mal in die andere Richtung). Dort gab es einen riesigen Campingplatz mit Volleyballfeldern und mehreren Grillplätzen. Man würde sich denken, dass dieser Platz an einem warmen und schönen Samstag gut besucht sei- es waren genau zwei Besucherinnen da: wir zwei. Bis um 21:30 genossen wir die Sonne vor dem Hotel und assen Pizza am Boden 🍕 Richtig dunkel wird es hier erst um Mitternacht. Wir hofften auf Nordlichter, aber man kann nicht alles haben.Read more


    ehrlich und abwechslungsreich

    Oliver Niederhäuser

    Sones schöns Föteli 💪💪😊

    Angelina Ballerina


    Madlen Balsiger


  • Day6

    Programm für Regenwetter

    June 5, 2016 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 11 °C

    Auch in Alaska ist das Wetter nicht immer schön. Das merke ich schon auf dem Weg zum Diner um die Ecke. Es regnet und es bläst ein eisiger Wind. Ich nutze die Zeit, um meinen Blog auf Vordermann zu bringen und schmutzige Wäsche zu waschen.

    Am Nachmittag geht es ins Museum. Die University of Alaska bietet eine interessante Ausstellung mit kultur- und naturhistorischen Exponaten aus allen Regionen Alaskas. Genau das Richtige für einen verregneten Nachmittag.
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  • Day29

    Univ. of Alaska, Museum of the North

    July 14, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 72 °F

    Loved this museum for both the architecture, very dramatic; but also for the content....a little bit of social science, Alaska history, historical biographies, natural science, animals, geology, and art; both older native American and current contemporary pieces!! And all sort of mixed together in some exhibits. Also has a special exhibit about earthquakes in Alaska. (Side note: they have some sort of earthquake up here about every 15 minutes....in the last five years 84% of the earthquakes over magnitude 4.0 occur in Alaska, 10% in Calif, and the rest in the balance of the states) But I digress, what I loved about this visit was the art gallery that is a part of the museum. I have included pics of some of my favorites. So we spent the morning and through lunch here just enjoying the exhibits. We also watched a 30 minute Nat Geo documentary on "Extreme Weather" that was interesting and Tom stayed awake for the whole film!

    Grabbed a late lunch, halibut sandwich! I love fish, I wish I could get more comfortable cooking with it... and maybe if it was a little less expensive! Finished up with some typical end of the day errands, filled up with gas, picked up a few random groceries and checked in at the next RV site. We all had showers tonight because next couple of nights will be in Denali national park!
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    Linley Brinker-Harding

    Glad that you’re all clean! Way better than those “shower cloths”! The museum looks beautiful, sounds like a wonderful day!


    Your new friend is very tall! Lollie


    Be sure and look for artwork by Rie Munoz while you’re in Alaska! She actually passed away last year so her art is worth more now.

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  • Day1

    Fairbanks: Museum of the North

    June 12 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 68 °F

    For our first day in Alaska, we got oriented by spending the day at a really great museum run by the University of Alaska at Fairbanks. The scope spanned from natural history (lots of taxidermy animals), cultural heritage (indigenous, gold rush, etc.), more recent history (WWII occupation of the Aleutian chain and oil pipeline) and art—both contemporary and historical.

    There were two films, one on the science behind the aurora borealis and one on bowhead whales. They are strange-looking creatures. Their head is 1/3 the length of their body. The bowhead skeleton in the photo was just put in place just a week before we arrived.

    In the late afternoon we strolled around the very small and quiet city of Fairbanks. Later we had the best-tasting salmon and halibut for dinner (outdoors in the bright sunshine at 7pm).
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  • Day36

    University of Alaska Museum of the North

    June 7 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 70 °F

    Drained from our tour @ LARS — the sun was brutally hot even though the temp itself was comfortable — we headed over to the UAF Museum of the North for a breather and a bit of cultural experience.

    The museum, located on a high ridge ... with views of the Alaska Range and Denali, is home to some wonderful exhibits ranging from the wildlife of Alaska, to the people and land of the state.

    We spent two hours at the museum ... barely long enough for a quick look-see. But we caught a great many of the featured highlights, including Blue Babe, a steppe bison that’s been dated back 50,000 years; and a 43-foot long articulated skeleton of a bowhead whale that is suspended from the ceiling lobby ... virtually unveiled just a few hours before our visit today.

    The Rose Berry Alaska Art Gallery on the second floor is not to be missed ... and we didn’t.

    P.S. I forgot to look to see if Denali was showing herself ... though I did notice that at least parts of the Range were “out.”
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    Love the art gallery...the painting "After the Hunt" is wonderful


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