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Southeast Alaska and Home!

 SOUTHEAST ALASKA BY MARINE HIGHWAY! Sailing the Inside Passage from Haines to Juneau. We were on the “Fast Ferry” Spectacular Mendenhall Glacier! We arrived Sunday afternoon, and were invited up to Danny and Becky’s, where we also met some of … Continue reading

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August Adventures in Alaska

On the ferry Tustemena, on our way to Kodiak Island, a journey of 13 1/2 hours. Cars drove onto the side of the ferry onto an elevator, which then lowered us into the bowels of the ship.  We were on … Continue reading

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BEAR JAM !

………KATMAI NATIONAL PARK! A long planned and anticipated foray into the wilds of the Alaska Peninsula, with great excitement, we boarded our plane in Anchorage. What beautiful landscapes we saw from above: We were shuttled to our float plane: And … Continue reading

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From fishing to fishing

Here is a map of our journey to the north,  highlighted in yellow:   Leaving our Russian River fishing (with no fish), we headed for Homer and a wonderful Sunday with a potluck and visiting afterwards.  Fantastic scenery along the … Continue reading

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JUNE IN ALASKA

I have a hard time making up my mind:  Do I like wildlife or scenic pictures more?   The past month has been a blur of both.  After we left the Dalton Highway (loved those Musk Ox), we spent a … Continue reading

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THE LAND OF BEYOND

Where the highway ends……….. where the road ends………. where the trail ends……… Yup, the sun did NOT set!  And it won’t again, until the end of July! Caused us to think of a poem (we changed only one word, so … Continue reading

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Oh, Canada!

Farewell to the good ole USA! Special visits with family in South and North Dakota sends us on our way.  Kathy, Loretta & Charles, and Deb & Scott & Lance, welcomed us Saturday with scrumptious meals and welcome visiting. It … Continue reading

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HALFWAY!

Seven and a half months of travel to the south, then a month taking care of business in Colorado, and visiting.  Six months to go! NORTH TO ALASKA NEXT!   We’ve been joking that we’ve been chasing spring for months. … Continue reading

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Texas Travels

GOODBYE, FLORIDA – It has been a fantastic three months! Saying goodbye over lunch with Pat and Frank in Old Town, Florida.  We’d met them in November, and it was wonderful to be with them our last Sunday in Florida. … Continue reading

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FLORIDA! Flora, Fauna, and Fun

The Florida Everglades:  our next destination! A couple walks on our way to Flamingo campground were interesting.  We saw some Strangler Fig Trees, huge mahogany trees, flowers, and birds. Arriving at the campground, we discovered there were hordes of mosquitoes … Continue reading

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