Road Trip Round-Up

We are back home and the washing machine is humming, so it’s time for me to post a few rando pics that we especially like. If you are reading this in your email, you might need to switch to the website to see what I wrote about each picture. WordPress, as usual, is a real…

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Glamping

                          “Mirror, mirror on the wall. I am my mother after all.” ~~author unknown   When I was a kid, we went camping from time to time. I don’t know the details, but I am betting that the arrangement was meticulously negotiated. You…

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REDRUM

  I don’t do scary. I don’t read scary books and I don’t watch scary television shows or scary movies. I decided a while back that life is scary enough and there’s no need to subject myself to scary when I am relaxing. I did, however, watch “The Shining.” Can’t remember why, but I did.…

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The Lady and the Desperado of the Rockies

This is a story about an incredibly odd couple in an incredibly special national park. Bird and Jim are legends around these parts. There is even a restaurant called Bird & Jim in Estes Park, Colorado. There have been more than one book chronicling these two characters, their adventures in the Rocky Mountains, as well…

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Gib

Gibraltar is exactly what we needed after the Northern Lights cruise. Don’t get me wrong: we loved our time in Norway, even if it was incredibly mind-numbingly cold. I know it makes us sound lazy, but getting dressed to go outside was such a chore. It took so much concentration and time. If we forgot…

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The Winter Skies of Norway

No need for commentary, just pictures. First, the morning skies. Makes you happy to wake up.   Now, I give you the glorious Norwegian night sky.

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“You Look Like A Little Criminal!”

Yep, that’s exactly what he said to me, but I think he meant it in the nicest possible way. I was standing before Andreas, a tall, skinny twenty-something Swede working at Camp Tamok in Norway, about an hour and a half drive from Tromso. Andreas was tasked with helping us dress out for our snowmobiling…

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The Evans’ Excellent Animal Adventure

If you have ever been on a cruise, you know that it’s basically summer camp for grown-ups, or for those who fancy themselves to be grown-ups. This adventure in Norway is no exception, only it’s more like winter camp than summer camp. Everyone chooses shore excursions that interest them. Some days, we went one way…

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Ha!

  What fun it was to jump on that sleigh and race along frozen white trails with the dogs barking and leaping and straining on the lines. They seemed rather unruly, but when they were given commands, they took off with one goal: to follow the lead pair. There were ten dogs running two by…

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Dancing Prohibited – Apologies For Any Inconvenience

We are just one month shy of two years since we were hurried off a cruise ship in Auckland and sent packing because of the nascent pandemic. Everyone was scared and bewildered. Now we are panic-weary and longing for a return to some sort of normalcy, which is why we are thrilled to be on…

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