Day 27, 6/25/15, Thursday
Weather: Partially sunny through the smoke that still permeates the air. The smoke dissipated a bit as evening came. The temperatures were in the mid to upper 80s.
Well morning came and we took our time getting ready to decide on what was important enough to do today. Because of where we were located, Paul walked over to Lowes and then Home Depot to try and locate Teflon lubricant. The two hydraulic stabilizing legs needed to be lubricated because of the amount of road dust that was kicked-up when we had to travel the dirt and gravel roads primarily in Yukon Territory. This was successfully accomplished.
We drove back to the Pioneer Park so Gail could purchase some sourdough starter that she missed yesterday. While there, we did more exploring of the park and actually found more interesting sites that we had missed before. The people we meet have such interesting stories on how they wound up here in Alaska. Today we met a woman who grew up in Beaumont, TX. She wonders if her childhood home is still there. We will ask Kevin if he will go to the old house and take a few pics for her. Another woman sews for American Doll dolls. Gail has a pattern for a native Alaskan costume that she will send her.
The Visitors Center was on the agenda to get an update on the fires that might impact on our trip to Anchorage. Each day brings a revision in the status. Roads heading towards Anchorage have had many fire and construction delays. We will head towards Glenellen when we leave Fairbanks. We still enjoy being here.
We arrived back at the camping grounds where we had a leisurely dinner and a relaxing evening.
G & P