The Smoke House

When we arrived, I was a little disappointed. I imaged it to be a traditional cabin but it’s a modern building. We went in the retail side of the door. There were some samples of different tastes of smoked wild salmon and the person there was super nice. We went to the fridge and looked around. The unit price for smoked wild salmon with garlic taste was $11.95 and $10.95 for traditional taste, which was a better price than Fred … Continue reading >>

Creamer’s Field, Wildlife Refuge and Nature Trails

The farm-house was where the cows were once housed. The cows spent most of the year inside due to the cold weather. The most profitable business of this diary was, have a wild guess, ice cream! Wow, I never thought people in such cold place liked to eat ice cream. The grains in the manure attracted many birds here. Trees appeared from nowhere and flourished into a forest. A tree frog lives here. It’s frozen like a rock in winter … Continue reading >>

Aurora Borealis

Around 10 pm,  we walked toward an observation log cabin that was built in the middle of a mountain in Chena resort. It’s dark without any post lights. When we looked up, we could see the light from the log cabin. That’s our only guidance. When we arrived, we were happy to see another family there. They were very nice people and acted as host to show us around, as we were clueless. They came from LA and that’s their second … Continue reading >>

Chena Hot Springs

I had been looking forward to soaking in the hot springs for a while. I went into the indoor hot tub first. The hot spring water looked dirty and murky in there. I tried to ignore it and be content. There’s a outdoor rock lake. In order to get there, one had to pass the cold passage before getting in the hot spring water. I hesitated. Mr. Adventurer went over there and told me that it’s very cold on the … Continue reading >>

Santa was Sleeping

There’s a small town named North Pole. The post office here was very busy during Christmas time because children’s letters addressing to Santa were sent and processed here. Adventurer Jr. III said that Santa lived in Santa Clause House and he wanted to see him. The first thing Adventurer Jr. III said after he got in the house was where’s Santa? Mr. Adventurer told him that Santa was sleeping. So he turned to me and said shhhh, be quiet, Santa was sleeping. … Continue reading >>

Denali National Park and Preserve

We stopped at the visitor center and I saw the person worked there was armed. Hmmm, I wonder why. There were some exhibits. We also watched a video about the beautiful scenery year-round and the culture before we left. In the summer there’s a bus tour that would take you to the top of the mountains for enjoying the views. But this service was not available in winter due to safety issues. However, people could drive to a low overlook that’s still … Continue reading >>

Sarah Palin, we were in Wasilla, AK

Yeap, and I have a picture to prove it: We only stopped there to grab this picture because of you. I saw you on the TV years ago. You were the youngest and first female governor of Alaska in 2006 and John McCain’s running mate in 2008 presidential election. I’m not into politics, so this is as far as I’d write. Beautiful mountains and trees on our way to Fairbanks: Next in the series: Visiting Denali National Park and Preserve … Continue reading >>

Arriving at Anchorage, AK

We’d decided that we’d stick with the airlines from the States for safety reasons and better service. We took United Airlines for this trip. They only served drinks for refreshments, any food or snacks you wanted, you had to pay for it. Had we known that, we’d have brought more food on board as personal item because they cost more than buying at a supermarket. We were sitting at the wing area, but we didn’t get the window seats. Here’s a … Continue reading >>