Our docents enjoyed driving the museum's 1930 Packard Deluxe Eight Roadster (Model 745) around the Wedgewood Resort grounds earlier this week (at least that's the impression I got from the ear-to-ear grin Julio was wearing when I saw him go driving by yesterday). Here's the car parked in front of the Alaska Bird Observatory, which sits on the northern edge of the resort just inches away from the Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge.
Please allow me to 'toot our own horn' for a moment. What other hotel can you stay at and visit a world-class automobile collection, take a peaceful walk on a private wildlife sanctuary, hear a presentation by an Iditarod musher, view beautiful flower displays, see an antique car go rumbling by, watch Sandhill Cranes fly overhead and visit the farthest north bird observatory on the continent--all just a short walk from your door? Even if you live in Fairbanks Wedgewood is well worth a visit, especially during a nice summer evening when a museum car goes out for a spin around the grounds. And, chatting with the happy docent driving the car is as much fun as seeing these old autos in action. Come visit soon!