For the last two days I have been staying at Pioneer Park in Fairbanks. The park was built in 1967 to celebrate the centennial of the Alaskan purchase. There are several museums, shows, displays, activities, and gift shops. There is a salmon or cod, all you can eat dinner, a railroad ride around the park, and a parking lot that doubles as an RV camp. The park is a nice family-oriented complex with many things to see and do.
I went to the gold rush museum the first day and the aviation museum today. They were both quite good and very extensive. The gold rush museum had a show where you sat on a revolving platform while pictures on the circular wall were displayed and a famous orator told stories about their history. I don’t think I have ever been to a show with a contraption like that before.
The Aviation Museum was filled with planes used by early aviators, dusty old engines and ancient avionics, and flight suits of the early bush pilots. There were also many photos about everything pertaining to flight in Alaska. Several sad stories laid out in aging newspapers were about those that had lost their lives in the Alaskan wilds. Probably two of the most famous were Wiley Post and Will Rogers.
I have an appointment to get some brake work done on Monday and my registration for Minnie should be here that same day. Thanks Daryl.