First thing this morning, we went to the University of Alaska, Fairbanks’ Museum of the North. It has wonderful collections of Alaskan Art and Artifacts. Of course we had to sit in their Designer Outhouse.
Then we drove to the El Dorado Gold Mine for a tour and panning. They start with a train ride with stops where they explain different facets of Gold Mining – panning in a creek, operating a sluice box, and using a high pressure water hose. Then we saw a modern time operation of a sluice box followed by panning to actually obtain the gold flakes. We even met up with Pat Livingston and Jim Smith.
Our pans did not contain this much gold, but they said we had 5 grains worth $25.
After the gold mine trip, we went to the Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum. They displayed a wonderful collection of cars from the late 1800s to the 1930s. This Auburn is a 1933, and painted in Dennis Hill’s orange.
For dinner, we went to the Pump House Restaurant for delicious dinners. Marilyn had Halibut Florentine, and I had a sampler of fried Halibut, Scallops, and Shrimp. These were dinners that we would do again even though they were not cheap. Somebody must have rented the Stern Wheeler Discovery III, because they do not run at night.
Type at you later.