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Forest, Glaciers and Bears, Oh My!

Juneau is a beautiful place with green forests, blue sea, turquoise glaciers, big red salmon and black bears. Because the history in this town had more to do with gold mining than Alaska natives and we didn’t have any specific … Continue reading

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Sitka, capital of Old Alaska

We flew from Ketchikan to Sitka on a lovely, clear evening, our good weather miraculously holding for almost a week. Our B&B had a view of the ocean but was a good walk from town so we walked into town … Continue reading

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Catching Up With Ketchikan

After a 36-hour ferry ride through the blue and green passage off the coast of British Columbia, past stunning fjords and accompanied by a few surfacing humpback whales, we arrived in Ketchikan early Sunday morning and after a quick look … Continue reading

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Ranchos de Taos Sends out a Wave

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The Whitman Mission near Walla Walla

Carol writes: Nowhere was the difference between missionaries and Natives more stark than the site of the Whitman Mission near Walla Walla, Washington where Marcus and Narcissa Whitman were the first Protestant missionaries West of the Rockies. They came out … Continue reading

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From Old Chief Joseph to Nez Perce Prayer Warriors

After Dad’s wake we had planned for a few days of R & R at the Wallowa Lake Lodge in Joseph, Oregon. It was great to let down, not drive anywhere and watch the doe and twin fauns that hung … Continue reading

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My Old Man of the Mountains

Trying to catch up before we head for Alaska. We are relaxing in Mt. Vernon, WA with Wayne’s parents. Carol writes solo here. Wayne and I had planned to spend two days in Nez Perce country but we split up … Continue reading

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