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Coming Home

Hey, it’s good to be back home again.Sometimes this old farm feels like a long lost friend.Yes, and hey, it’s good to be back home again. John Denverrefrain from “Back Home Again November 3, 2016: The Odyssey is finished, and Odysseus has returned to Ithaca. This was not the 10-year journey that Homer wrote of …

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Unplanned Adventure in the Backcountry — a.k.a. “The Alaska Factor”

Disclaimer on the AAA website: *While Alaska Alpine Adventures endeavors to follow our itineraries as written, odds are in fact slim that you actually will. The expeditionary factors at play quite often compel our guides to deviate from the written itinerary. Guide considerations could include weather conditions, group preference, individual ability, specific safety considerations, or …

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The Last Show

That’s the news from Lake Wobegon,where all the women are strong,all the men are good looking,and all the children are above average. Garrison KeillorA Prairie Home Companion The memories sometimes find their way out…I am five years old lying on a sofa in the front room of my grandparents’ farm house drifting off to sleep …

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A Night At The Races

Every son quotes his father, in words and in deeds. Terri Guillemets It is as Americana as apple pie, weekend football games and election cycles that never really end. At this time of year roll through almost any small town with a dirt track on a Friday or Saturday evening and you will almost certainly …

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Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park was established in 1906 by President Theodore Roosevelt as our nation’s seventh national park.  It was created to preserve ancient Ancestral Pueblo culture and prehistoric architecture that dates back from A.D. 550 to A.D. 1300.  As I mentioned in my last post, we have seen a lot of ancient Native American dwellings …

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