Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The North Pole, Alaska

While in Alaska, we decided to spend a day trip driving to Fairbanks and The North Pole! I was pumped to go to the North Pole. We headed out ON THE ONLY ROAD IN ALASKA to get to Fairbanks. I drove the 2.5 hours there. When we arrived, we headed straight to church at St. Nicholas on Santa Claus Lane…
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We walked into church right after the homily…clearly we were VERY late, but we stayed and enjoyed the rest of mass. DSCN0614

We met a nice lady from New Orleans (of course) who then escorted us to the Santa Claus House. You can see her above in pink.

The Santa Claus House is where Santa lives. He is there everyday…BUT SUNDAYS…alas..(ka).

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Then we headed outside to see all Santa’s reindeer!!!   
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Not exactly sure which reindeer we saw, but they all seemed very nice and about to start training as Christmas is in 6 months! :) They did have a countdown clock in the house that can tell you down to the second how close Christmas always is. That place must be a madhouse during December.

Then we took pictures with the HUGE SANTA out front.   DSCN0626  DSCN0628

We drove around the North Pole enjoying all the candy cane decor…
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And then we finally ate….breakfast. :) It was delicious as we were starving and hangry. We ate at a diner in Fairbanks.

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As we were leaving we got a call that someone had run a car into Doug’s house off Magazine. Not much we could to from Alaska, but I will tell you about it later. Everyone was ok and that is the good news.

We headed back to Healy for our last day there.

Next up: 4 wheelers, Anchorage and travel home.

Love and Hugs, Lizzie


  1. Christmas is my favorite Holiday, the pictures make me so happy. and so does the word "hangry" hahah. nice.

  2. Next time you should be brave and visit this North Pole http://poseidonexpeditions.com/northpole/. You will remember it for the rest of your life, i swear. It's the top of the world and when you are staying there, it's inexpressible impressions.