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Landing in Anchorage at 9:45 p.m. we found that it really is The Land of the Midnight Sun...
It was bright enough to need sunglasses!
We were all so tired, and made it to a hotel just a few minutes from the airport for a quick and short night of sleep before heading up to Fairbanks yesterday.
We drove the Park Highway 3 from Anchorage to Fairbanks--about 350 miles and 6 hours. We watched for animals out the window, but this is the most moose we saw:
The scenery was amazing--deciduous forests, pine forests, huge mountains. We drove past the entrance to Denali and I hope we'll make it to the visitor's center on the way back to Anchorage next week.
Here's a bit of the scenery we say--taken out the window as we sped along:
We made it to Knoll House by mid-afternoon, got unpacked, and went looking for a grocery store. Toben made chicken spaghetti while the girls and I worked on our trip journals and the house smelled delicious by the time Wade, Kristen, and their kids arrived about 6:30 p.m.
We bathed the kids, tacked some towels and blankets over the windows to make it dark as possible, and slept great.
This morning, we're headed out to the camp along the Chena Hot Springs Road where the rest of the family is staying and my cousin Allison's wedding will be held on Saturday. We'll stop by Walmart on the way for some heavy duty bug spray and a few random supplies. More later...