Alaska 2013 – Part 7

This was in the morning!

This was in the morning!

Yes, you read that right… it was a staggering -22 deg Celsius at 11.30am. Brrrrr

A 'souvenir' for dad

A ‘souvenir’ for dad

There wasn’t really an itinerary for our trip… we had a few places we knew we wanted to go to, but didn’t really plan to the finer details. It was more like a “wake up this morning and anyhow point to a location” trip. LOL

Long drive ahead

Long drive ahead

Mr Goh was intrigued by the Trans-Alaskan pipeline and so we took a drive to see it. I’m not a guy, nor an engineer, so pipelines do not interest me. Period.

Trans-Alaskan pipeline

Trans-Alaskan pipeline

Map of the pipeline

Map of the pipeline

Warning: Please do not climb onto the pipeline

Warning: Please do not climb onto the pipeline

Blue skies and white snow

Blue skies and white snow

Blue skies, bright sun, white snow. With nary a soul.

Blue skies, bright sun, white snow. With nary a soul.

While we were there, we met another group of tourists. From Taiwan I think. Only weird Asians are interested in pipelines. =X We are introverts, so we moved to another quiet spot away from them. We self-entertained by writing in the snow, making snow angels and taking funny pictures.

I was bored, so I left my mark.

I was bored, so I left my mark.

I was here.

I was here.

He was there.

He was there.

Boom!

Boom!

Kapow!

Kapow!

Second attempt at making snow angels

Second attempt at making snow angels

Pigs help the engineers do maintenance work along the length of the pipeline. We left after about 15 minutes there because there was nothing much to do nor see there. If you ever visit Fairbanks, you can give this a miss.

Retired Pig

Retired Pig

Current pig

Current pig

White (roof) house

White (roof) house

On the way back, we came across this place called Pioneer Park, and decided to just go in and take a look.

Pioneer Park

Pioneer Park

I’d think (and hope) it’s highly popular and has lots of activities during summer, because we were the only people in the park, besides another family. The cabins were interesting and had a lot of history to them.

Trying to make it look like it's snowing.

Trying to make it look like it’s snowing.

Not quite successful

Not quite successful

How about now?

How about now?

Interesting cabins

Interesting cabins

<3

Running man. Or woman.

Running man. Or woman.

Happy family.

Happy family.

Being our first time in a country with snow, we were very very intrigued… and thus, played a lot in the snow. We jumped into it, rolled on it, stepped into it, and Mr Goh had a bite of out of it.

Eating snow

Eating snow

Look at how thick the snow is

Look at how thick the snow is

After a fun time at Pioneer Park, our tummies were kinda rumbling for some snacks. Off to The Chowder House for some tummy-warming soup.

The Chowder House

The Chowder House

Sitting at Table 6!

Sitting at Table 6!

Samplers of the different soups available that day

Samplers of the different soups available that day

Country style interior

Country style interior, very welcoming

Menu

Menu

2 cups of chowder: clam chowder and smoked salmon chowder

2 cups of chowder: clam chowder and smoked salmon chowder

Baked salmon sandwich to share

Baked salmon sandwich to share

Dinner that day was at Bulgogi Grill. Unfortunately, my weak stomach didn’t take well to the food, and I fell so ill after dinner that I vomited out most of dinner. Food servings were huge as with most US restaurants and we managed to take away half of it for our meal the next day (rather, Mr Goh’s meal since I was too sick for kimchi).

Bulgogi Grill

Bulgogi Grill

Huge serving of Kimchi soup

Huge serving of Kimchi soup

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