Trail of Blue Ice

We’re camped in Chugach National Forest, the second-largest in the country, I believe. What’s extra cool is that our campground is nestled among amazingly high mountains and glaciers, all around us. Here I am biking back from the iron ranger where we paid for our campsite for a week. That’s a glacier visible from the […]

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Exploring Hecla Island

It’s been a quiet week here at Lake Wobegone Winnipeg. (I’ve always wanted to start a post like that.) Seriously, this little island is rich in cultural history and has wolves on it, but we’re not finding much we can do because: we’re not golfing, the lake is flooded so no beach, and mosquitoes turn […]

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Am I on Vacation?

If you’re lucky enough to have been able to take a vacation, you know that the whole point is to be away from regular life. You want to be physically away, in a new place, where you can forget about your usual worries, where you get out of your routine, where normal life is suspended.  If you’re lucky […]

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