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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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Getting back in the saddle

So, two holidays down and one more to go. I sit here in Phoenix, Arizona (eating the best darn avocados) dusting my brain and still playing the one-handed typist game. But the sun is shining!  I'm told it's -4 degrees in Anchorage and there are no words - only a smile. I will be in Phoenix a couple … [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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Motorcycles in lots of pieces… But back together again…

I spent the whole day working in Tooele, Utah; quaint little town with a Taco Bell and one coffee shop. You laugh, but some of the towns in Alaska have neither. The coffee shop, Janna’s Java, actually dished out a fairly decent cup. It sits on the corner in a little pink shack that only allows … [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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Coffee scented underwear?

So, TSA wanting to ensure I wasn't packing explosives(?), took the liberty of opening one of my bags of coffee. Now, they did seal it back up... sort of. All my clothes smell like coffee now. But this is okay! There are worse things to smell of... I landed in Utah earlier today, and right when I … [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...]