Saturday, August 23, 2008

More Fairbanks Fun!


I recently had to fly to Fairbanks for work and flew with several of my coworkers from another crew. After arriving at three in the afternoon we decided to make the most of our evening in Fairbanks, so we rented a SUV and drove to Chena Hot Springs. It was a fun adventure. Some of the gang soaked in the springs why the other half of us ate some food at the bar. After the soaking we went to the ice museum. It was really cold - considering that Fairbanks on this day was really cold it's self!!! Before entering the frigged museum we got bundled into very big parkas. Our tour guide took us in and showed us the place. The tour started in the room where the ice engineers work, and then we were taken into the bar - Alaska is all about bars??? Then across from the bar was the chapel where they perform marriages. In the back of the building were two bedrooms for those who are daring enough to brave the night in a cold bed...as then the tour guide mentions not to many people survive the long night and end up getting a room at the lodge. It was a lot of fun, but after thirty minutes when the tour was over I was rearing and ready to get outside. Once we stepped outside the temperature that I thought wasn't so great, was actually tropically warm considering where I just came from!

4 comments:

Lucashell said...

Just look at all the adventures you get to have.. Versus someone like me that didn't start leaving the state of Utah until I was marride!!!

Jessie said...

Next time I go to Alaska, if I do end up decide to work up there for a summer, I want to do all of these different things. Looks like you are having a blast travelling around Alaska!

Lucashell said...

I can't wait til your back, The family gatherings have not been the same without you.

Sproatmeal said...

I heard about this place. Pretty cool. I'd love to go see it myself.