Thursday, July 1, 2010 ---------------------- The hotel's breakfast buffet called to us, so we forced ourselves up earlier than was otherwise necessary. After stuffing ourselves, it was the room that then called to us, so back upstairs we went. Laurie snoozed out right away while I got this diary caught up. There was a free trolley shuttle between many of the hotels, and it also stopped where the car museum was located, so we would catch that later in the afternoon. The antique car museum wasn't here when I was here last time, but the owner has had the cars for a long time. We took the trolley bus to the Wedgewood Resort Hotel, which was actually a large apartment-type complex that used to house the families of the men working on the Alaska pipeline back in the '70's. The car museum might be owned by the same guy who owns the hotel, but I got mixed answers when I asked people. In the hotel complex were several small displays, including a relocated old trapper's cabin. There is also a bird observatory and some kind of aircraft exhibit on the grounds, but we didn't see them. The museum reminded me of the one in Gateway, Colorado. This one had more cars, some of which aren't on display currently. These cars are all from the 1898-1936 years, each with a detailed explanation. Many of these cars were the first of their kind to have certain innovations, and several were the last of their kind. We spent a couple hours there, but I'll only include a few photos. The cars were arranged in order of their year of manufacture, with a special display of significant cars from Alaska history. There were also lots of photos and movies of old cars and motorcycles in Alaska, and many displays of period clothing. Entry was $4. 1904 Rambler: 1907 Franklin: Um... a white car: Okay, I thought to take a photo of the signs of many of the other cars. The trolley bus had broken down (a common occurrence, we were told), so we had to wait a while for its replacement to take us back to our hotel. On the way, it stopped at several other hotels and shopping sites. It also stopped at Pioneer Park, which might be worth visiting to see the historic displays. We weren't that interested, so we skipped it and went back to the hotel. The day was partly sunny and warmish. Next to our hotel was Big Daddy's BBQ, where we had a great platter of meat. Yum. We played Uno again for hours, but this time Laurie didn't stand a chance. .