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The names will be changed to protect the innnocent

What a crazy week! My anticipated weekend getaway in Seattle turned into a week-long marathon of driving, meeting family, and funeral-related activities. I lost my grandmother last Saturday. It was the passing of an Era. Her life touched many, as apparent to the number of folks that came by to … [Read more...]

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I’ll be your Huckleberry…

So, I continued north to Flathead Lake, Montana. What a gorgeous place! It was so pretty there – especially when you climb up to the highway rise just before you see the size of this monster lake. This has got to be one of the nicest lakes. I thought, "I could live here." I found myself saying that … [Read more...]

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Did you know Idaho gals like their spuds LARGE?

Square – Everything is SQUARE in Idaho. We had ice cream doled out to us with a square ice cream scooper. These treats were messy since the cones were still round – imagine that! We had coffee in downtown Lava Hot Springs at the Wagon Wheel and they had square mugs. Hmm… we drove out of … [Read more...]

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I’ve been off the grid – Montana worse than Alaska!

Sorry for not keeping up to date. It appears that both Montana and Idaho are filled with deep holes that prevent you from communication using modern devices. Last Friday, I rode out of Salt Lake with trusty Zuma (GPS) leading the way. Now Jaz in Alaska says Zuma/Zumo is from the Raven Trickster … [Read more...]

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Idaho, the land of farmers…

I traveled this last weekend from Salt Lake City, Utah to Burley, Idaho on mostly back roads. I figured, with the exception of about 30 miles, it was nearly freeway free. Julie traveled from Boise to Burley and reported the same thing; about 3o miles was required on the freeway (the rest can be done … [Read more...]

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Screams like a gurl?

After putting in some hard work on my project, I decided to reward myself with a drive to Idaho (I know I know… some of you are saying that is a punishment, but after being in the city for nearly a week I needed out). It was way too damn hot to go south, so north it is. I headed out of Salt Lake … [Read more...]

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Illy’s where are you?

List: Garmin GPS Device Coffee scoop Thin lightweight underwear - Tops and Bottoms These are the things I forgot to pack for my adventure. I left them in Alaska. Now, you say, she can live without her coffee scoop and underwear, but the GPS device? How in the world will she keep from getting … [Read more...]

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Others on the road… stay SAFE!

Several folks are currently doing separate adventures out there. They all started alone, and I will cross paths with some of them when I start mine. Michael rode out Sunday from Anchorage and is riding to Skagway, Alaska where he is ferrying down to Prince Rupert. He is getting off the ferry and … [Read more...]