Fairbanks weather: High 66, Low 51 and partly cloudy all day until evening and then rain....no northern lights for us, folks!
Steps walked: Nothing to report because we both forgot our FitBits, but we surely accomplished our 10,000 steps
Critter count: Geese and duckies on the river, and that's it!
After our crazy sub-day, we got up and had breakfast at 8:15. Why, you might ask? Well, because we paid $179 a night for this freakin' bed and breakfast room, and we were damn sure going to get our money's worth! Dumb move, though, because we were tired and the breakfast wasn't that great. We opted for the bagged breakfast option for tomorrow.
Moose turds (really good hushpuppies actually, but I liked the name)
The other thing we learned about native Alaskans (we actually learned about it yesterday at the Museum of the North but forgot to mention it) was about the Aleut people who were interred during World War II, which meant they were removed from their homes and put in what amounted to concentration camps just because they were in the wrong place at the wrong time. The worst part of the story is that the government covered the situation up and didn't teach about it in school, so the children and grandchildren of the people who were interred doubted their relatives' stories. I'm really glad that the story is now known and that the people involved can have a bit of closure at least, even though they won't get the 3 years of their life back.
The rest of the day was spent shopping without buying and doing a few chores. We ate at a good Italian place and then went to a movie on the aurora done by a photographer who put his shots to music. It was actually really good but too drawn out. Shannon said that it's like when you go to the fireworks and everything but the finale starts to look the same.
The night ended with us doing laundry and packing and re-packing our stuff in preparation to leave Fairbanks tomorrow. We plan to go to the final place that Guy Fieri visited here called Hot Licks (a homemade ice cream place), see the musk ox exhibit at the college, and go back to Creamer's Field and hike among the sand hill cranes. Our flight is supposed to leave at 4:10, but Juneau flights are famous for being delayed. Wish us luck!