A drive along the Richardson Highway

Last night I camped at the Sourdough State Park near Gakona. This morning, after spending some time looking at a really cool 1978 VW camper for sale, I drove up to Fairbanks along the Richardson Highway (AK 4 & 2).
A chance viewing of a Rainbow along the Richardson Highway
Fairbanks is not much to look at. I’m not really sure what would draw people here. It is a sprawled out city without much to offer. Plus, during the winter, it gets down to -60 degF! People have heaters on their engine blocks, oil pans, and trannys just to start up in the winter. Everyone’s grill, from fancy new mercedes to old clunkers, have an array of cords hanging out, usually stuck into a bunch of splitters. It resembles Clark Griswalds Nat’l Lampoon Christmas tree.
Tomorrow I’ll leave here and head for Anchorage. Expect more pictures soon.

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  1. Muttie August 11, 2006 at 9:56 pm #

    Aha, I remember that Thanksgiving well… All of us sleeping in the cap and cab of the pick up truck… three dogs, two girls and two boys… what a time! Clark still holds a special place in my heart 🙂

  2. Megan August 7, 2006 at 4:14 pm #

    Ha, ha! Any mention of Clark reminds me of the Thanksgiving we spent camping in Ashville NC and your mama saying any man of hers must possess certain Clark-like qualities. 🙂
    ’bout time you posted some pictures. I was starting to worry about you.

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