Stopped at Santa Claus house in North Pole. Drove until we reached Chena Hot springs, got checked in and hit the pools, there is a indoor pool for kids, and a outdoor pool for adults only. The outdoor pool has some really hot spots and 2 water features. Had a campfire with hot dogs and our favorite smore's. Next morn daughter went to the pool again and the grand kids and I walked around. Packed up and hit the road again, off to Fairbanks were we spend 2 night, one day at the Fair which was a really good fair. Oh I forgot I hit the quilt stores one in Delta Junction 2 in Fairbanks and one in Talketna that is in a gift shop. After Fairbanks we drove until Denali Park spent the night there, that was the only bit of rain we had. In the morning we drove into the park a little ways, got to see an old cabin that the park rangers use, then we drove to Talkeetna which I had never been to, grand kid said her favorite part of the trip was Chena hot springs because they had a pool, and Talkeetna, daughter liked Chena Hot springs said she is going back. Then finished up the day driving back to Anchorage, cleaned the motor home and returned it the next morning.
Of course everyone wants to see a bear on their Alaska trip. Well I didn't see one until I was driving back home and two cubs were fishing in the river with momma watching them. It was the first time I had seen a bear fishing, the bears were a traffic stopper and lots of photo's taken.
I sure enjoy this yearly tradition of touring Alaska. I figure my granddaughter is going to be able to have her own travel show by the time she grows up she is going to be well versed in Alaska, and she figured out that her name and Alaska has lots of A's in it.