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McCarthy & Wrangell-St. Elias

August 11 & 12. After watching the surfers on the Bore tide it was time to leave the Anchorage area again and head to new adventures. We had two destinations in mind that were roughly in the same direction, Valdez…

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Finally Alaska! Sled Dogs & a Gold Mine

July 6 – 25, 2022. We limped into Alaska. Our power steering leak was getting worse and we had to stop frequently to top off the reservoir. When we arrived in our first Alaskan city, Tok, we looked into getting…

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Cormorant & Malcolm Islands

June 20 – 23, 2022. One of the cool things about being a nomad is meeting other nomads from all sorts of places. It is always fun to converge with them on the road. But sometimes our nomad friends have…

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Cuban Bomber Crisis

March 19, 2021. I’ve heard a lot about the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, but I didn’t know that it was also a “bomber” crisis. Along with the nuclear missiles that Soviet Premier Khrushchev shipped to Cuba were the parts for…

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Titan Missile Museum

December 9, 2020. Here’s your Cold War mission. If the Soviet Union fires nukes at us, it is your job to fire back and help make sure all of humanity is erased. You are one of four soldiers pulling a…

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Fossils!

October 3 – 4, 2020. We were on our way to look at some fossils in Utah and Colorado but then after consulting the map we realized there were lots of fossils along the way. We decided to make it…

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It’s A Wild Wild Life 2

February 24 & March 9 – 11, 2019. I believe that I have mentioned that Greg (and subsequently I) has taken up the hobby of birding. It is a quite timely hobby in this era of COVID-19. A friend recently…

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Buffalo Soldiers

February 2 – 15, 2019. In a prior post, I wondered why a canyon in Texas would be named after a Florida Indian tribe. Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site was named after the Seminole, the only tribe never…

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On the Hurricane Trail

December 17, 2019. Soon after we entered Florida back in November we started hearing about Hurricane Michael. A category 5 hurricane, Michael, hit the Panhandle back in October of 2018. We first saw scenes of Michael’s aftermath at our second…

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The Forgotten Coast

December 1 – December 12, 2019. They call it “The Forgotten Coast.” It stretches along Florida’s panhandle from Mexico Beach to St. Marks on the Apalachee Bay. Noticeably absent are the high-rises, beach stores, and miniature golf courses that you…

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