Through no fault of my own, I had some free time in Fairbanks this week. If you’ve ever been to Fairbanks, you know there are exactly five things to do there: 1) Kayak down the Chena River, 2) Canoe down the Chena River, 3) Bike along the Chena River, 4) Take the Riverboat Discovery Tour along the Chena River, or 5) See a movie. Having already done 1, 2, 3 and 5 on past visits, I elected to try out 4 even though I would likely be the only patron who hadn’t consumed a Geritol-laced Ensure for breakfast. So, I set my commemorative Al Roker alarm clock and, after missing the morning sailing, embarked on the afternoon option.
Like all nature tours focused on education and conservation, this one starts and ends in a giant gift shop. Continue reading