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The two RV Gypsies checked in
at the Bridgewater Hotel
723 First Avenue, Fairbanks, Alaska
then they greeted their family
at the Fairbanks Airport
July 8-10, 2016

July 8- 10, 2016 - The Bridgewater Hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Fairbanks. It offered free Wi-Fi that worked in rooms and the lobby, and was very fast. It was a smoke-free hotel. There was free self-parking (although limited space) and a free airport shuttle, free newspaper, a 24-hour front desk, plus standard coffee makers, TV with cable channels, hair dryers, and a laundry room. No microwave. No refrigerator. The hotel also had air conditioning, which is not in many hotels in Alaska. There were beautiful flowers outside in front of the hotel, and a view of the river across the street. Everyone who worked there was friendly and helpful. The hotel was reasonably priced for the area, but nothing special.

Bridgewater Hotel

Bridgewater Hotel

Below: The room for two RV Gypsies and Karen's sister at the Bridgewater Hotel, plus the view from their only window.

(The two RV Gypsies did eat at Gambardellas. It was expensive but only OK considering the prices).

Bridgewater Hotel Room

view from hotel window

washroom in hotel

July 9, 2016 - The two RV Gypsies drove from the hotel to the airport to greet their family, who spent two weeks with them in Alaska. But first they had to rent a car big enough to hold 5 people comfortably plus luggage because they will not spend the entire two weeks in Fairbanks; they will be driving to several different areas in Alaska.

Fairbanks Airport entry

airplane hanging from ceiling at airport

Below: An ice transporter on display at the airport. The two RV Gypsies actually saw this ice transporter at Chena Hot Springs when they were there in 2009.

An ice transporter

inside of the ice transporter

Below: A sign with advice to passengers - who reads all of this?

sign with advice to passengers

Family arrived - Karen's younger sister Ilse from southern California, plus the daughter of the two RV Gypsies, Renee, and their son-in-law John from southern Florida. They managed to connect on the same flight in Seattle to Fairbanks.

arrivals at airport

ilse, Renee, and John

The entry to a washroom at the airport - nicely decorated.

entry to a washroom at the airport

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