|After a late night of watching
the Northern Lights at the Aurora Cabin, we left the hotel this morning
rather late - past 11 am. On the way to lunch (China 1 Buffet), we
stopped by Walmart. It was like any other Walmart except the parking
lot had electric outlets for cars that were going to park for a few
hours. These provides electric heat to the engines so the oil won't
freeze. I noticed that the windshields of more than half of the cars
were cracked. It's probably from the difference of temperature between
the heated insides and the extremely cold outside air & metal
of the car. After Walmart, we went to North Pole, Alaska. This is
just outside of Fairbanks and home to the Santa Claus House. There
were two reindeers in addition to several huge Santa Clauses, Candy
Canes, and a nice shop with various Christmas-related gifts. After
that, we went to downtown Fairbanks and just browsed the local stores.
The streets were really quiet!