"Village Arts and Crafts" = Maybe the "Human Arts and Crafts" are done indoors.
This is just asking for trouble:
This is the historic Fairview Inn:
We made some new friends while we were in the campground in Fairbanks. They told us not to miss the drive through Hatcher Pass (it is also called the Willow-Fishhook Rd). They were so right! What a gorgeous drive (but NOT for RVs!).
We began at the Willow side, and followed Willow Creek for several miles.
We Are Told To Move Along
Our campground is smack dab in the middle of Nowhere Alaska, a place where old cars, older RVs, appliances, and metal objects of questionable origin come to die. And they all die in the middle of their last owner's yard, ostensibly to remain there until the rust destroys them or an earthquake covers them, whichever comes first.
We told our campground owner we were going for a walk, and she suggested we walk "around the block," the roads all being dirt lanes through the forest, and practically unused. This was our general direction of movement:
Then at point A on the map, a dog came to the road to greet us. He had a collar, and seemed well fed. He didn't bark, just stared. John made "good puppy" noises. The dog kept staring.
At point B, our Threesome of Bliss was shattered -- the posse arrived!
We continued on, a little sadder to have lost such a steadfast puppy friend.
At point C, we took one last look back, and this is what we saw: