Fairbanks road trip

April 28, 2012 at 9:28 am | Posted in alaska | 2 Comments
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I drove up to Fairbanks a week ago on Friday, and back on Sunday via the Richardson Hwy.  The way back was longer, and with many photo stops it took all day — but it had been decades since I’d seen that part of the road and I was glad I did it.

Highlights follow.

Need more?  Complete collection at Flickr.

cantwell clouds

Rain cloud near Cantwell.

ranch motel sign

Beautiful South Cushman St.

lacey st theater and polaris bldg

Never say die! Old buildings looking for new lives.

chena river view

Chena River flowing outside our room.

renovation underway

Somebody is doing a nice job fixing up an old house.

abandoned castle

Former Castle Restaurant sits empty.


Back side of Gambardella's Bella Pasta.

olive at the river

Michele's dog having fun on a river bank.

downtown co-op

2nd Ave. downtown.

college rd triplex

Liked the looks of this modern triplex on College Rd.

rika's roadhouse detail

Rika's Roadhouse near Delta Junction. Remarkable preservation effort on 1913 roadhouse and outbuildings. Definitely going back here when the museum and restaurant are open!


The Great One.

nearing Paxson

Getting up on the high part of the Richardson on the way back.

gunsight mountain

Gunsight Mountain.

tok thai

The best restaurant in Glennallen (take-out only).

glennallen cabin

Old cabin in Glennallen with lots of quirky charm.



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  1. Great pics.

  2. I WILL return!!!

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