Herb & Ginger's RV Travel Adventures travel blog

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The Delta River (Ntl Wild & Scenic River)

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Traveling the Richardson



News just in from the AK state legislature. They just voted and the governor signed a bill to split the state in half. Texas is now the 3rd largest state in the Union. LOL!

The last few days in Fairbanks were mostly about errands, taking care of some business, etc. We spent much of one day at Gold Daughters Gold Panning north of town. We panned up some of that yellow mineral that has driven so many mad. Ginger now has a matching bracelet with “our gold” in it as well as some extra flakes and VERY small nuggets. Not sure what she’ll do with that? Earrings?? Speaking of gold, if you are interested in the Klondike Gold Rush, read Klondike by Pierre Berton – good historical accounts.

We enjoyed breakfast one morning at The Cookie Jar (another “triple D” visited location), got an oil change and had a very nice visit and dinner with our friends George and Lynn. The fire season is heating up in AK (at time of writing there are 119 active fires at present). Along with that, the annual Red Flag training (multi-national air forces) is underway. There was much increased fixed and rotary wing traffic the past week and occasional smoke from one of the fires near Fairbanks. We had some nice neighbors from Texas, Ray and Judy, next to us at Chena. We enjoyed a couple visits with them.

On Friday morning we hooked up and headed south on the Richardson Highway. We made some stops along the way: scenic pullouts, the Knotty Shop, Delta Jct IGA store, Delta Meats (excellent smoked meats plus reindeer, elk and other sausage, etc.) out on the Alcan and ended our day at the Paxson (on Paxson Lake) BLM campground. A large cow moose greeted us. On Saturday we rolled into Delta Jct and took a FULL HOOK UP site for two nights at Northern Nights Campground – a nice little campground for a short or extended visit. Ginger is enjoying the FHU, taking a LONG shower. We arrived in town just in time to listen to Caribou Clatter on the radio. Even though we had overcast conditions, the majestic Wrangell Mountains rose high above the surrounding landscape, accompanied by the Alaska Range and the Chugach. The drive south along the Richardson is one of the best in Alaska (or anywhere).

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