We are stationed in a city that has a Wal-mart and two Fred Meyer's. We have two Pizza Huts, two McDonald's, one Wendy's, two Taco Bell's,one Denny's, one Carl's Jr, a handful of Subways, and mom-n-pop resturants. On a clear day we can see Mt. McKinley that is located about an hour and half away. The pipeline runs through the city, and the beauty surrounding Fairbanks is just beautiful. I hear many people complain about Fairbanks and all that it lacks. There are days that I miss my options of shopping or resturant choices. As a military spouse I have learned to accept the challenge and look for the positives.
I love Fairbanks especially after living in Baltimore, Maryland for three years. The city is very laid back and it takes about seven minutes to get from one end of town to the other. March 28th will be our year and a half mark of living here in Fairbanks and in about eight months (the earliest) we should find out our new assignment.
So what is this post about? Fairbanks, Alaska? No. Well, kind of.
Last week the family and I traveled south to the big city of Anchorage. The hubster is on leave and we have yet to make it to Anchorage, so we thought we would take a week or so to travel. As we entered into Wasilla we saw all of the choices they had to offer, we were like little kids in a candy store who could pick out any candy they wanted. Then we entered into Anchorage. We were able to walk in a real mall, eat at Arby's, visit an indoor water park, Chuck E. Cheese, travel to Seward, eat at Red Robin and IHOP. It seemed like the choices were endless. Of course after checking into our hotel our first stop was to here: