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North to Inuvik – Again

Unfinished business. You recall a couple of years ago Jaz and I made a run for Inuvik, Northwestern Territories, Canada. The rain and the dangerous conditions caused two fairly (I said fairly) reasonable women to call it at the Arctic Circle. The ride (2000 miles round-trip from Anchorage, AK, … [Read more...]

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Construction 129

We met Craig, a co-worker, at this nice little place that served homemade chicken sausage and potato-carrot pancakes for breakfast (Home Plate). Craig has worked out on Alcatraz for 20 years. He spent an hour telling us about the ins and outs of riding a boat to work every day and what it’s like to … [Read more...]

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The trail of closed lighthouses

We woke up in some town, not sure where. Was it Cambria? No wait. It was Monterey Bay. Losing track. We drove the coastal highway today, stopping at fruit stands and nibbling on fresh berries all along the way. We drove from state park to state park, looking to see what we could … [Read more...]

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Is that you Marilyn Monroe?

Hearst Castle The town of Cambria was foggy in the morning, making it difficult to find breakfast without a GPS. We wandered around town but it seemed like nothing opened until 8 a.m. The little café took pity on us when Jaz pressed her nose up against the plate-glass window; they invited us in 20 … [Read more...]

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Is that a Kiss Dispenser?

Not that kind of kiss... When I left Anchorage yesterday, it was on the tail end of 15 inches of fresh snow in my back yard. I had been thinking that we might get an early break-up and I would be able to pull the KLR out of the garage soon. Not so sure now. I think the fact that I was flying … [Read more...]

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PEZ Dispensers?

I'm taking off next week to meet Jaz in San Francisco. I hear they have a museum dedicated to PEZ Dispensers. Stay tuned! … [Read more...]

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McCarthy Road, Copper Moose, and Details

I neglected to post the last day on the road from Kennecott a couple of weekends ago. Here are the details: We left the Copper Moose early, the owner made us breakfast. It was very nice and he got up at 5 am to get us out the door early. That was very thoughtful and appreciated. There were not a … [Read more...]

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Kennecott Red, an Amish strike, and a very expensive day…

*The Kennecott Mill is located in Wrangell - St. Elias National Park and Preserve We woke up in the brothel this morning and meandered across the street for breakfast before heading up to the mill town to shoot more photos. Jaz was in heaven on account of all the rusting industrial parts … [Read more...]

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Snot Covered Rocks and Other Horrible Things

*Warning! Danger Will Robinson! This blog has a graphic image posted below of a dead animal. If you are easily offended, or don't want this experience, quit now. You have been warned! Gas should be planned; No gas in Chitina. Last time I was here you could purchase gas in Chitina. Not so anymore. … [Read more...]

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Looking for fall

*My blog has fallen behind! Perhaps stories for times when I’m home bound.  Although I did a nice hike in Alaska, some great travels in Utah, and a quick trip to D.C., I’m skipping to this weekend in Alaska. I rolled out of Anchorage today with the goal of visiting the largest National Park in … [Read more...]