Thursday, July 06, 2006

Polar Roller Raceway

We had fun up in Fairbanks. We watched Alexis race and she had fun. She continues to learn how to ride. She was so happy to get a participation trophy and her Mom was VERY happy to see that she got one too.

My oldest son Klint just could not stand by and not become involved in racing too so now we have two members of the family racing around Alaska with us all in hot pursuit.

The races in Fairbanks had us all wishing for sunshine the whole time. The first day, saturday it was cloudy and cold but on Sunday... we got rain! We got a lot of rain by the end of the day when Klint was scheduled to race his last race. The racers were covered from head to toe with mud! Klint was not prepared for it. Experienced riders were wearing tear-aways in order to see while they were racing.

The trip to Fairbanks was fun except for the part where Alexis got a dog bite. She was returning from going to the bathroom when a dog ran out from his owners campsite and bit her on the back of her leg! I had retired for the day but was told about it right after it happened. (This picture was taken a few days after it happened.)

After the races we all drove up to Chena Hot Springs which was a bit of a disappointment for Alexis family. The pool was closed and the kids could not play in any water except for two hot tubs. The only pool that would have been big enough for kids to play in is an Adult's only spa. That was a disappointing thing about the trip. It is over 50 miles from Fairbank's to Chena on a very bad road you would think that the owners would have made a way for kids to have fun just for a few days until they reopened the pool, especially for a holiday weekend! Boo to Chena Hot Springs.

We drove back to Fairbanks to eat dinner together and celebrate Klint's birthday with him. We could not really find many family style restaurants. We ended up at Denny's. We waited and waited and waited. Then we asked about how much longer. It seemed no one was even setting up a table yet. So we sort of all wondered, hmmm. We waited and waited. Doug finally asked again, oh, we will get two people on setting up your tables. We all left and drove across the highway to the Pizza Hut. The young lady that was assigned to us was such a super duper girl! She made catering to a large family look easy! We all were so impressed with her that we left her a big, big tip. Thanks Pizza Hut on Airport Way in Fairbank's!

All the ones that had to be back to work left after dinner and then we (Doug, myself, Tony, Kim & family) all started down the Richardson Highway for camping. We just got home a few hours ago. What a great time we had!

I hope you all had a great July 4th celebration! Happy birthday America, may God bless you.


Constance said...

Welcome home! It sounds like a fun time for all, minus Lexie and the dog bite! Dave was bitten by a dog about a month ago while he was jogging around the lake here at our mobile home park. The owner acted like he hurt her stupid dog. Dave showed amazing restraint, I on the other hand was ready to hunt them down and shoot the dog!

Kerri said...

I'm glad to hear you are all home safe and sound. I'm sorry for all the little disappointments along the way but am glad that you managed to make the most of it and have a good time overall. :o)

We had a wonderful 4th of July...I even got a little suntan. I'm still trying to figure that one out beig that I was sitting under a shady tree with the sun at my back all day. haha

Welcome home, Connie!