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…and back again.

What’s next? Here’s the breakdown: August 22 – Fly to Beijing August 25 – Start teacher orientation September 1 – Start teaching! We’ve been asked a lot about our plans for a year from now. When will we come home? What will we do next? How long will we stay in China? The answer to […]

Alaska Trip Photos

Sorry for the long delay. All of my photos are now online. Final count: 446 photos. Hopefully I’ll be adding Mom’s, Tyler’s, and Rachel’s before too long. You can see them all here. First, a map of our route: Here are some favorites (in roughly reverse chronological order): The Bitterroot River in Montana The Columbia […]

Alaska Trip: Days 27-29 (The End)

Day 27 – August 4 Today was a relaxing, fun day on the Bitterroot River. We took a small boat, a kayak, and an inner tube about 10 miles upstream of my uncle’s house, and spent the afternoon drifting down and fishing. The weather was beautiful, the river even more so, and the stress of […]

Alaska Trip: Days 25-26

Day 25 – August 2 Last night we camped at Emory Creek Park just off Highway 1, slightly northeast of Vancouver. The campsite was in among lovely tall spruce and cottonwoods, and we were actually able to get tent stakes into the ground! A lovely site. As we head further south in British Columbia, the […]

Alaska Trip: Days 21-23

Day 21 – July 29 This morning was clear blue skies, a lovely change. We left Dad in Anchorage; his flight leaves this afternoon. We headed back on the road, this time taking the Tok Cutoff, a different route than we’ve seen before. We crossed the border about 6:00 PM, and camped at Snag Junction, […]

Alaska Trip: Days 12-20

Day 12 – July 20 The weather’s let up a bit; no rain this morning. On the road about 9:30. 10:05 – As we crossed Bonanza Creek, we saw a great horned owl sitting next to the road, chewing on a ground squirrel. Cool. 1:30 – Recrossed the Yukon River, headed south. We arrived back […]