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Fred Meyer, Salmon Bake, and The Palace Theater

So far we are having a great time in Fairbanks! We started the day by shopping in the huge Fred Meyer store. Believe me, this store has EVERYTHING. Clothes, shoes, toys, furniture, hardware, a Starbucks, and a HUGE grocery store are just a few of the items that are found there. In the evening, we went to Pioneer Park to have dinner at the Salmon Bake, and what a dinner it was! All you can eat salmon, beer battered cod, and prime rib with sides, desserts, and (non-alcoholic) drinks! Steve, David, and I are not fond of salmon, but Jackie said it was delicious. The rest of us feasted mostly on the excellent cod and ate 'til we could eat no more. After dinner we had plenty of time to wander around the park and shop at some of the quaint little stores that are housed in old cabins transported there from the old downtown Fairbanks of the early 1900's. I was fortunate to stop in at Charms by CJ where i found a pretty martini glass that was hand decorated by the shop owner, Jessica Curik. She and I had a lovely talk about how she and her husband make the items in the shop. She was a delight to talk to and the things in her shop were both beautiful and reasonably priced. Next it was showtime at the Palace Theater where we saw the Golden Heart Revue performed by 5 very talented and extremely funny actors. The show tells the story of Fairbanks from its earliest beginning to modern times in song, dance and very funny comedy routines. We all laughed until our stomachs hurt. This is another "must do" for visitors to Fairbanks in my opinion.