Alaska - Day 13 - Fairbanks
When our stay in Denali was over we boarded our bus for the last time and headed north to Fairbanks. Our first stop was at the Trans Alaska Pipeline. We then headed to downtown Fairbanks before taking a ride on the a sternwheeler. Before boarding the boat we saw another four time Iditarod winner, Lance Mackey. The sternwheeler ride included a stop at an Athabascan Indian village exhibit as well as a sled dog presentation by Susan Butcher’s (yet another four time Iditarod winner) daughter. After checking into our hotel which was actually an apartment complex built for pipeline workers, we went to the Alaska Salmon Bake for dinner. We enjoyed all-you-can-eat fire-roasted salmon, fried cod, fried halibut and more. After we were full and happy, we went to the antique auto museum that was at the hotel before heading to our beds in the midnight sun for one last time.