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North To Alaska! Indiana Jones And The Cathedral Of St. Michael

Alaska

(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). (Thursday, June 12 – Sitka) Although the sun “rose” sometime between 3 and 4 am here in Sitka, we managed to lay […]

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The Twelve Days Of An Alaskan Christmas

Alaska

On the twelfth day of Christmas My Alaska tour guide gave to me: Twelve seals a-pupping, Eleven humpbacks spouting, Ten mosquitoes a-buzzing, Nine puffins flying, Eight lupines blooming, Seven glaciers calving, Six brown bears fishing, Five boat rides, Four totem poles, Three small plane flights, Two banana slugs, And a moose under a Sitka spruce […]

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North To Alaska! Land Of The Almost-Midnight-Sun

Alaska

(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). (Wednesday, June 11, Sitka). It’s 10:14 pm Alaska time (11:14 on the Left Coast). Our plane touched down about 10 minutes late […]

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North To Alaska! Let The Sunshine In

Alaska

(Dick Jordan spent two weeks traveling throughout Southeast Alaska in June of 2008.  In the last “North To Alaska!” post he was on his way to Seattle for a two-night layover on the way to Alaska.  The story resumes today as he boards a flight from Seattle to Sitka). (Wednesday, June 11 – Somewhere Over […]

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North To Alaska! Feasting At Angels 40

Alaska

(Monday, June 9 — Somewhere Over Oregon). Nothing like a complimentary glass or two of Chateau Fuel d’Aviation of an uncertain vintage paired with a Roast Bird of Some Sort on Dry Bread (a “buy off-board” option) to make for elaborate meal in First Class flying at 40,000 feet over the northern end of California’s […]

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North To Alaska! All Packed and Ready to Go! Not!

Alaska

(On the last four Mondays Tales Told From The Road has run a “Special Report” on Alaska travel. 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). No, we’re not packed. […]

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Blast From The Past: Last Day In London

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Today was our last day “on the job” as tourists in Europe (if you don’t think being a tourist abroad is “work”, just give it a go sometime), our last day in London, our last day of adventures on the “Tube” (1-2 Sardine start and end, with about 8 Sardines for a while this afternoon), […]

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Blast From The Past: A Long Walk Through History

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Today we had the opportunity to do something that few tourists get to do — tour the British Parliament Buildings. During the August and September recess, the public (including we Yankee visitors) can pay a modest fee for an hour-plus guided tour of the Westminster legislative halls. We entered the complex through the Victoria Tower […]

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Blast From The Past: Wren’s Masterpiece; London Blitz

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Old St. Paul’s Church, a huge Gothic structure, burned down (along with most of the other buildings in the one square mile that is “The City of London”) in The Great Fire of 1666. Sir Christopher Wren, architect to the King, was commissioned to design and supervise the construction of a new, Baroque style church […]

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Blast From The Past: Visiting “Mad” King George

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George III of England, king during the American Revolution, had a small palace (just a nice, modestly large, three story home by comparison to most royal palaces we’ve seen) southwest of the City of London and City of Westminster. He and his queen and children spent many summers at that home. The palace lies within […]

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Blast From The Past: London On Foot, In The Tube

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London is a great city for those who want to see the city on foot and has a highly organized group of walking tour guides. Today we did two, two-hour walking tours, one in the morning and another in the afternoon, with a quick lunch in a historic pub in between. We first went on […]

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