Leave work a little early to drive to Fairbanks. Relaxation and time away from work and Denali is vital. On the agenda – a workout in a real gym, dinner at my favorite Alaskan Thai restaurant, soak in the in-room hot tub at a recently renovated Best Western. Then pick up my friend Camilla at the airport.
Camilla arrives at 11pm from the Netherlands (via a detour in Vancouver). We agree to meet at 8am and happily crash in our rooms.
On the road at 9am. Later than planned. Camilla slept in. That’s OK – sleep is vital. I’m jealous I didn’t do the same. Fill the gas tank. Gas stations are unlikely for the next 200 miles. Also, we find out, pretty much anything but the empty road and nature.
Driving out of town I apologize for Fairbanks’ ugliness. Fairbanks is a great example of urban sprawl gone…
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