Day 43: Thursday, June 27, 2013. Tok, Alaska to North Pole, Alaska. Riverview RV Park Site 123. 200 miles traveled.
Despite the smoke from forest fires covering the road for much of the day, it was a good driving day on paved, mostly flat roads all day.
We had our first view of the Alaska Pipeline at the Tanana River.
A nice rest area along the shore of Birch Lake was a perfect place to stop for lunch.
Twenty-six miles south of Fairbanks the highway passes through Eielson Air Force Base. Signs posted announce no stopping and no photography. Seeing the runway beside the highway took me back to my childhood growing up as an Air Force brat.
I apologize for three posts at once. I am almost up to date!
2 thoughts on “Day 43: Going to North Pole”
Hey, I finally caught up on your travelog! So jealous – the trip looks fantastic! Beautiful pictures, but I’ll bet they don’t even approach the grandeur of Alaska! I imagine Blondie is enjoying it as much as you and Henry. Glad you are putting the Robert Service book to good use!
Joe, the pictures don’t come close to capturing the beauty of where we are. Every day gets better and better and we haven’t even been to Denali yet! Thanks so much for the Robert Service book. It really makes it meaningful to read his poems after being where they took place.
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