Through the magic of frequent flyer miles, I can get to Nome for free. I've been to lots of places in Alaska (none in the bush), so I'm up for a little adventure. Not TOO much adventure, though, because I'm thinking of taking the wife and kids (11- 15).
From the guidebooks, Nome seems interesting, and I like the fact that we can rent a car and drive ourselves whereever we want to go.
Other than running into the occasional drunk, is there any reason that Nome would not make a good stop on a summer Alaskan family vacation? Is there any time of the summer that's better than any other (I read somewhere that coming in early summer would be muddy)? And how many days should we stay in Nome? We'd like a chance to drive around a bit and see the sights, and also get a feel for the town and its people. But, given the expense, and the fact that we want to see other Alaskan places, we don't want to relax and "linger." Does 3 days make sense for sightseeing?
Thanks for the help!