Sunday, June 19, 2011

Harding Lake to Riverview R.V. Park

Today 9:45 was our departure time heading north.  The first place that we stopped  was The Knotty Shop in Salcha, Alaska. This is a large gift shop specializing in knotty wood working and crafts. They also sell ice cream and frozen yogurt; so, yes we had a frozen treat.  We passed by Eielson Air Force Base south of North Pole, Alaska and stopped in at the North Pole, Ak. visitor center.  Here we got directions to KJNP (King Jesus North Pole) radio station. We went to KJNP where they gave us an interesting tour of their ministry.  While in North Pole we visited the Santa Claus House; this is another gift shop that has all kinds of Christmas ornaments and gifts. I made the comment that by the looks of the senior citizens going into this shop, it seems that older folks would be over Santa Claus.  I guess it is just a fun thing to do especially with grandchildren in mind. We also stopped by the North Pole “Pole” that was the twin to the pole that was actually dropped at the magnetic North Pole.  From there we stopped and the ladies purchase a few groceries then we headed up the road to find our camping site for tonight; we only traveled 44 miles today. We are at a nice full service campground; we needed full hook-up since we did without full hook-ups for two consecutive nights thus the delay in updating this blog.

 Knotty Wood Shop
 Marie and Mary Jane
Marie & Merrill

 KJNP Radio Station Studio

 Merrill & Marie at the "Pole"
North Pole "Pole"

Merrill & Marie 9pm 6/18/11

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