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Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
Tuesday, June 15, 2010

After having brake noises on the drive across the states I finally had a chance to crawl under the jeep. I had a bearing. replaced just before heading out and it seams one of the pins that hold the break in was left off. I called the Jeep dealership in Fairbanks to see if there was one in stock, Well there wasn't, nor was there one anywhere in Akaska. The part had to be sent up from the lower 48. I could only hope we would reach Fairbanks at the same time. After packing up this morning, and skipping our shower here in the campground (we planned on a long soak in the hotel just 3 hours away). We ate a great breakfast at the Sourdough Cafe. and then discovered we had a dead battery. One of the staff soon made it over to jump start us and we were off. After a 4 hour drive we made it into Fairbanks and headed straight to the Comfort Inn. We were told our room was broke.They sent us to a Super8 (that is "just as good").:NOT. We declined the free lodging. returned to the Comfort Inn and they found a Bed & Breakfast  for us.  This B&B was made from passenger railroad cars.  This place was the most unique place we have ever stayed. www.aurora-express.com   The part for the Jeep arrived and dealership fixed.  We are on our way.

Comments

That looks really neat! My youngest would love it, I'd probably never get him out of there. From valmg, on Jun 20, 2010 at 08:27PM
Glad you got the Jeep fixed! From Connie, on Jun 21, 2010 at 02:21AM

Pictures & Video

The Aurora Express
The Aurora Express
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How cool!! Love reading about your adventure. Sorry we missed your call....Arlen was napping and didn't hear the phone!! From Arlen and Linda, on Jun 17, 2010 at 09:48AM
Our Sleeper Breakfast in the dining car
Breakfast in the dining car
The view from the train
The view from the train
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