Haida Gwaii Visit

March 16, 2016 at 4:05 pm | Posted in british columbia, canada, national park, Ocean, pacific northwest, rural, Uncategorized, winter | Leave a comment
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My first time to the Haida Gwaii Islands and I am very excited as I have always been attracted to the art and culture of the Pacific North West Natives and the Haida are world famous for their carvings.  The Island has everything condensed into a small area considering the mountains, beaches, rain forests and culture.

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Michigan Sleeping Bear Dunes National Shore

July 19, 2014 at 7:39 am | Posted in lake, Michigan, national park, summer | Leave a comment
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the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Shore is a treasure and quite an experience.  I have been to the Oregon Dunes National Park as well and both have unique experiences in hiking up massive dunes with a great big blue of water in the distance.  The one major difference is Lake Michigan is fresh water and the dunes were much more difficult to hike.  I also enjoy the fact there were no dune buggies allowed unlike Oregon where it can spoil the solitude and natural wonder of the shore.

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Cape Canaveral and Viero Bird Sanctuaries

February 7, 2014 at 1:44 am | Posted in Florida, lake, national park | Leave a comment
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Cape Canaveral National Sea Shore is a great place to see all the natural wild life in a huge area preserved from all the massive development that exists around most of Florida’s coast line.




Viero, Florida has a smaller sanctuary but just as impressive with the diversity of wildlife and protected waters…



Little Bear Cabin, Montana

July 6, 2008 at 3:03 pm | Posted in montana, national park | Leave a comment
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this great little cabin is near Yellowstone and Bozeman. It’s from the USFS website…rec.gov

It’s rustic with no electricity plumbing or heat, but with a wood burning stove and kitchen with everything you need to get started. At night you can see the lights of Bozeman and the twilight of the Montana Big Sky.


This cabin is a Tryolian farm house dated to be at least 300 years if not 400 years old.  I went to Austria back in 2004 to visit my good friend Liz from grad school.  She took me to this great place that restored and showcased these ancient places.  The homestead cabin in Montana has certain parallels to the one in Austria and one day I hope to have my own up in the mountains…with CHICKENS!

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