At 4:30am I took a quick peek out of the window in Tok. I was accosted with the sun resting on the horizon on its way up. Because we only had 200 miles to Fairbanks, we decided to eat breakfast before heading out. It was a chilly 45 degrees but sunny.
We only had to follow one Pilot Truck today, but it was for about 2 miles on some really gooey surfaces. All in all it was a pretty good ride though. There were some gorgeous snow capped mountains to our left (south) for quite some time. The hills and curves were in much better condition than in Canada.
We arrived at the hotel at 11:00am but it was too early to check in. They let us unload the bikes and stash our gear in the conference room.
We headed across the street to the BMW/Honda/Harley/Polaris/Victory/Stihl dealer, to drop Jon's bike off for tires and an oil change. Had I known all of the dealers were in the same building I would have had Jon reserve a spot for me to get an oil change.
They were busy as all get out so I begged as best I could to get an oil change in, but there were three guys ahead of me looking for the same thing. MAYBE tomorrow morning he could get me in. I think I'll wait till Monday or maybe a few more days.
On the way back over to the hotel we stopped to get an Ice Cream Cone. Turns out they also served lunch so we ordered Turkey and Bacon wraps and Vanilla shakes. After checking in I did some laundry. Jon had left all of his on the bike so couldn't do his. He can get to his after dinner.
The girl at the Ice Cream stand told us about a good place to eat dinner called the Alaska Salmon Bake. I think we'll check that out.
Update: We went to the Alaska Salmon Bake in a Pioneer Park where we found another river boat. We had browsed around and were just getting ready to leave when one
of the tour ladies asked if we'd like a special treat? Seeing as how we were on vacation we were in for a specal treat. Turns out there were a couple of young guys
there that work on a local river tour paddle wheeler and the ladies were going to show them around the upper decks which are usually closed to the public.
With just the four of us the tour was quite complete and we got to go all the way up to the wheel house. We probably spent 45 minutes walking around a really cool boat.
We found some really cool old steam and diesel powered equipment from way back. All of it very interesting. With tables inter-mingled with the equipment the buffet was
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