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Delta Junction to Denali Park via Fairbanks

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Today was worth three other days in terms of activities. We left in the morning quite early in our term (10:30) and headed from Delta Junction to Fairbanks. On the highway we have noticed the famous Santa Claus House at North Pole (not The North Pole rather a town called North Pole in Alaska). We had to quickly turn back on the road and visit it with the kids, would have been a big mistake missing it.


Here we learned that even Santa has a travel trailer!


We have seen Santa's reindeers too!


Unfortunately Santa was not in his office today, he needs some time off too!


Then we continued to Fairbanks where we had two attractions in mind. The first was the Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum which is a fantastic place for petrolheads like myself. It deserves a stand alone post so if you are interested, check it our here.


Then we had lunch in front of the museum while they tried to start up an old car (from 1930) circle-towing it around our trailer. We just finished our meal when they succeeded! Then we shopped and refuelled the car and continued to the Museum of the North, which also deserves a stand alone post. Our kids enjoyed it a lot and it was very informative. It was a pity we only had about an hour before it was closing.


The rest of our drive was an additional 200 kms to the Denali Park where we celebrated our daughter's birthday, the fact that we have reached our most Northern tip of our journey and also being on the road for 3 months (and still enjoying it a lot!) We are grateful that this journey happens to us!

We got lucky at Lake Louise a few days ago and now we are lucky with our timing here too. The Denali Park's campsites close for the winter this Sunday so we can enjoy the last five days of the season. Everything is quiet, almost no tourists and fantastic autumn colors everywhere.

Posted by divatmotoros 18:04 Archived in USA

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