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Barbie “Does” Prague?

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(Friday, September 4, 2009, Prague) A major attractions in Prague is the “Prague Castle”. It’s not a single, fairy-tale, Disneyland type castle, but rather a large complex of several buildings, including the famous St. Vitus Cathedral, and the offices of the President of the Czech Republic. One of the more interesting venues within the castle […]

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“Ashland Never Changes”

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“Venice Never Changes.”  That is the watchword of natives of Italy’s famous city of canals, I was told ten years ago by American-born, Venetian-resident, Samantha Durrell, over coffee in her apartment during a break in a private tour of the back streets and alleys of her adopted hometown that she was taking me on.  They […]

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The Ice Cream Mountains

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Sunday, October 8, Ashland, Oregon As one drives north on I-5 and nears Red Bluff in the northern reaches of California’s Great Central Valley, Mount Lassen to the northeast, and Mount Shasta, dead-ahead, begin to loom like volcanic ice cream cones through the bug-spattered windshield above the car’s dashboard. In July or August, when I […]

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North to Alaska! On to Glacier Bay

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(Dick Jordan spent two weeks traveling throughout Southeast Alaska in June of 2008.  Here’s an edited excerpt from the blog he wrote during the trip; look for more installments in the near future.) (Tuesday, June 17). The sun was shining when we woke up this morning — two days in a row — it must […]

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North to Alaska! What’s That Big Yellow Thing in The Sky?

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(Dick Jordan spent two weeks traveling throughout Southeast Alaska in June of 2008.  Here’s an edited excerpt from the blog he wrote during the trip; look for more installments in the near future.) (Monday, June 16 – Juneau). We woke this morning to see something that had been absent for a week: The sun. Seizing […]

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North To Alaska! Sailing To Juneau

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(Dick Jordan spent two weeks traveling throughout Southeast Alaska in June of 2008.  Here’s an edited excerpt from the blog he wrote during the trip; look for more installments in the near future.) (Sunday, June 15 – Sitka to Juneau). The sun came out for a bit as we spent our final few hours in […]

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North To Alaska! Mozart On La Mer

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(Dick Jordan spent two weeks traveling throughout Southeast Alaska in June of 2008.  Here’s an edited excerpt from the blog he wrote during the trip; look for more installments in the near future.) (Saturday, June 14 – Sitka). While we were waiting for our evening tour boat, the Saint Michael, to cast off, we trained […]

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North To Alaska! Rain, Rain, Go Away!

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With no break in the weather today, what’s a tourist to do but put on a rain jacket, grab a hat, and take a hike in the woods. We tossed some duds in the washer at our apartment this morning, had breakfast, put the clothes in the dryer, and drove up the road a mile […]

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North To Alaska! Play Like An Eagle

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(Dick Jordan spent two weeks traveling throughout Southeast Alaska in June of 2008.  Here’s an edited excerpt from the blog he wrote during the trip; look for more installments in the near future.) (Saturday, June 14, Sitka). Harrigan Centennial Hall was full-up for last night’s Summer Music Festival concert. Since nearly everyone “dresses down” in […]

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North To Alaska! Eagle-City And The Russian Bishop

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(Dick Jordan spent two weeks traveling throughout Southeast Alaska in June of 2008.  Here’s an edited excerpt from the blog he wrote during the trip; look for more installments in the near future). Cloudy skies greeted us again this morning and a few rain showers fell on our car as we drove into town. After […]

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North To Alaska! Indian Jones (Part Deux)

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(Dick Jordan spent two weeks traveling throughout Southeast Alaska in June of 2008.  Here’s an edited excerpt from the blog he wrote during the trip; look for more installments in the near future). My technology problems continued last night and the last “post” got cut off in midstream. So here’s the finish to that story. […]

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