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Travelogue

Alaska

How the West Was Conquered! 2013 I have always been embarrassed to admit I had never made it past the Rockies to the west coat, never seen Vancouver. This Alaska cruise was the perfect opportunity. We arrived a few days early to have some time to visit Vancouver and the area. Our visit although short […]

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Travel

How the west was won!

Have you ever thought of the Klondike Gold Rush? Well I had never given it much thought. I had however always wanted to visit Alaska. I dreamt of seeing those huge icebergs crumbling in front of my eyes in a thundering splash. I had heard of rivers overflowing with salmon, and all kinds of wild […]

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Nature

Gardenia

Last April I purchased a gardenia plant covered in blooms. I was hoping for anĀ  Easter flowering. I waited and waited. Those blooms were big, round, shining green. But what looked like a promise soon started looking like plastic fakes. In disgust I brought the plant outside as soon as the weather permitted and proceeded […]

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Food

Garden cake

Summer as sketchy as it is…is here so it is time to make my garden cake