Monday, August 23, 2010

Discovery River Cruise - Fairbanks, Alaska

On June 28th we boarded the Discovery River Boat for a river cruise on the Chena River in Fairbanks, Alaska.   

Our boat the Discovery...there weren't any "bad" seats on this trip. 

Just as we left the dock a seaplane took off and landed in the river right by the boat (part of the tour).  

The Chena village had several log homes (with grass roofs) to walk through.   Young native girls gave several interesting presentations on Alaska life. 

One of the cute college girls showing us this beautiful traditional native fur coat.

A view of the back too.

Reindeer up close and personal.

A baby reindeer.  So cute!

A home along the Chena River.  The tour guide said you can tell how successful a person is by the amount of "stuff" in his yard.  Apparently the individual who lives here is very well off but chooses to have tires holding down a covering on his roof and lots of "stuff" on his property. 

Just to prove we are in the Land of The Midnight Sun!   

Sandy at Teacup Lane
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  1. These photos are great Sandy and so interesting. Loved the shedding reindeer and the long house with tires on the roof. Oh I bet that was a big dark hole inside.

  2. Oh my gosh, this is beautiful....those native fur coats are "to die for". I'm cracking up over the home with all the tires on the's like it was in progress and never finished??

    Thanks for visiting with me,
    Happy Day,
    Stephanie ♥

  3. What a wonderful day out. My longing to visit this part of the world is growing with every post