May 30, 2010

Tanana Chief

Last night we went on our friends’ sternwheeler, the Tanana Chief, on the Chena River for a lovely dinner and adult beverages.  The boat is beautiful as always and the food was absolutely YUM!  If you live in the area or plan to visit Fairbanks, we highly recommend taking any of the cruises they have to offer.  It’s peaceful and it’s a great way to see the Chena River.

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We saw some great wildlife along the river.

There were a few ducks who entertained us splashing and swimming around.

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A beaver also swam by the boat to say “hello.”  He joined us for dinner in his own special way.  He gathered some scrumptious willow branches, bellied up to the river bank and nibbled away.  We were so close we could hear him chewing.  :)

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He wasn’t bothered as the ducks swam past him.  They are both good neighbors.  ;)