The Discovery III.
Like so many businesses in Alaska, the Discovery III tours are a family owned business. The Brinkley's have been conducting boat tours for 30 plus years. The grandson of the owner was the pilot of the boat, and he had been practicing since he was five years old. I was in Fairbanks about 15 years ago and took the Discovery tour then. We went much farther on the river back then and the village wasn't part of the tour back then.
We watched this guy take off and land on the water. You can see part of a landing strip behind them. There are more private planes in Alaska then in any other state.
The dogs are in training and they pull a tractor and complete a training run in just a few minutes. . It was amazing how fast they went. They truly love to run.
These items are all made out of moose hide. The triangle object is actually a moose caller. Even the twin is made from moose hide.
Canoe held two men and all of their gear for hunting It is made out of hides.
Ymmm. They had some for sale in cans for $9.00 for 4 oz., so I didn't buy any. The samples were really good though.
The old and the new. The red machine is an older snow machine. They were called snow machines before the term "snowmobile" became popular.
This is the sand bar the keeps the boat from going much farther. The river is pretty shallow and gets even more shallow at this point.
After our relaxing boat trip I had to go about the business of doing laundry. Was I in for a shock. The first laundry mat I went to was $5.70 per load to wash and another $3.90 to dry for 30 minutes. Needless to say, I decided to shop around. There are lots of laundry mats in Fairbanks and I checked out a couple and the least expensive ended up being $4.00 per wash load and $1.25 for 30 minutes to dry. I've never had to shop around for a laundry mat before. It might have been less expensive to just buy some new clothes! LOL