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Ghost Ranch

After saying goodbye to our friends in Fort Defiance, Arizona on the Navajo Reservation we spent a long rainy day in Gallup. It was good to have a day to catch up with ourselves. The next morning was still windy … Continue reading

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What’s New in Our Old Haunts

After our short visit to Hopiland we crossed back into Navajoland. We wanted to revisit Canyon de Chelly, a place we rode horses into years ago, and used to visit frequently when we lived over the mountain in Fort Defiance. … Continue reading

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A Short Visit to an Ancient Land

Floating above a sea of Navajos, their traditional enemies, the Hopi make their homes on three high, improbable mesas that look out on seemingly the whole world. Like the Taos Pueblo, they have lived in these stone and adobe aeries … Continue reading

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Monuments, Mesas and Canyons

Our time in Monument Valley was magical, though the ironies of selling mostly foreign tourists equal parts Navajo and John Wayne culture were never lost on us. Every evening at our hotel they projected old John Wayne movies onto an … Continue reading

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Turning Toward Home

We next headed down the coast from Carol’s mother’s in Waldport, Oregon, passing through the California redwoods to rendezvous with our three daughters near San Francisco. We took our girls on a tour of San Anselmo (Marin County) where they … Continue reading

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Straddling Two Worlds at Church of Indian Fellowship

After a whirlwind time with family in Seattle, we wanted to blog a little about our conversation with a young native leader in the Presbyterian Church and Native American ministries, Irv Porter, pastor of the Church of Indian Fellowship in … Continue reading

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At the Edge of the Continent

We flew back to Seattle from Alaska for some family time and just plain old vacation. With Wayne’s brother and his wife we visited Pike’s Place Market with the original Starbucks, cruised Lake Washington in his brother’s boat and had … Continue reading

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