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.

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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

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

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