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A perfect cap

Great capps to be had in SLC. A pleasant surprise. … [Read more...]

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Canine Companions for Independence

I found out earlier this week that I will be attending a two week long training session in California in preparation for receiving a service dog. I am all excited. I applied and have waited my turn. It has been 18 months. I leave March 28. … [Read more...]

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2015 – A full year for adventure

Today, I am reflecting on all the good things come. I have tons of trips planned in my head for 2015. I have pulled out the calendar and begun penciling in the possibilities. This is an exercise I go though every year. I have found that it's best to keep track of where you want to go and what you … [Read more...]

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Going to my angry place

I awoke to a cloudy day in Sitka and took off for a four mile run. The town is so small that this distance covered everything. I ran the totem walk and through the woods and ended up on the beach at low tide. At least a dozen eagles were hanging out on the driftwood looking for breakfast. I tried to … [Read more...]

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A day of totem poles

We started the day off with cappuccinos and crepes at Homeport. We road our motorcycles to Sitka National Historical Park to walk the totem pole trail. Sitka is small enough that you can park your bike and walk everywhere. We didn’t know this yet, but once discovered, we enjoyed being able to … [Read more...]

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Castle on a Hill

We woke up on the ferry. Gorgeous patterns in the wake as we cruised into Sitka. I have wanted to come and photograph the totem poles for some time, and also visit some of the National Historic Landmarks (NHL) in town. I used to work for cultural resources in the regional office, for the … [Read more...]

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I am AWARE

So, I started my trip with a wobble in the front end of my motorcycle. I have pretty much decided, after experimenting with repacking, that I am carrying too much weight in the rear and need to change the dynamics or lighten the load. Needless to say, every day that passes and I watch my toothpaste … [Read more...]

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Your love has lifted me higher

We woke up early, in case the roads were a repeat of yesterday. And because we had a ferry to catch in Haines at 5 p.m. We had great road all the way to Haines Junction. It was a bit nippy, but the BMW gear kept me warm. We pulled into the Village Bakery to have a hot cup of coffee. While … [Read more...]

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Knowing where not to go

God I’m tired I awoke to the smell of fresh coffee, Jaz was making Kaladi Brew. We walked over to the main lodge for breakfast and I noted the other motorcyclists were still sleeping, tents all lined up in a row. We met one rider the night before, a guy named Rob from Arkansas. He was on the … [Read more...]

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“Creepy” Outhouses

Jaz and I headed out of Anchorage with Southeast Alaska on our mind. Two countries, two boats, and roughly 1800 miles (boat and road) over a week and two weekends – this should be exciting! No sooner did I get on the freeway before I discovered I had an incredibly frightening wobble in my front … [Read more...]