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Borrego Springs

We visited Borrego Springs, the small town surrounded by the Anza Borrego Desert State Park, another time a few years ago, but I never posted the photos. The landscape on the drive there is unusual and beautiful… The first glimpse … Continue reading

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

The Anza-Borrego Desert gets its name from Spanish explorer Juan Bautista de Anza, who crossed the desert in 1774, and the Spanish word for sheep (“borrego”). Those would be native bighorn sheep. This desert preserve is California’s largest state park, … Continue reading

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Surrounded by Beauty

One of my favorite parts of the Alaska cruise was going from Skagway to Juneau. I took a walk around the ship and couldn’t believe it: we were surrounded by nothing but sea, sky and mountains. I’ve never experienced anything … Continue reading

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Aloha!

I meant to get back to blogging sooner than this, but the next thing I knew, it was July 4th and the time just got away from me. Anyway, I went on a “girls’ trip” to Hawaii and it was … Continue reading

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Leaving Glacier Bay

After we pulled away from Glacier Bay, we had scenery like this for a long time: The sun would come out once in a while, highlighting the mountains. I especially liked the cloud formations. And then there were islands. This … Continue reading

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Glacier Bay

Mind if we go back to Alaska? One of my favorite stops on the cruise was Glacier Bay. Just so beautiful! See for yourself…. See the white thing on the left that looks like a waterfall? That’s what they call … Continue reading

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Approaching Glacier Bay

I had been looking forward to Glacier Bay the whole trip and was not disappointed. The approach was quite beautiful too…. Great weekend, everyone! {carole}

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Hubbard Glacier

Hubbard Glacier is located in eastern Alaska and part of Yukon, Canada. This was taken from a distance, but our ship took us closer. What’s really nice about cruise ships is that they turn the ship from side to side … Continue reading

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Clouding Up in Alaska

I’ve gotten a little off track with the blog, but am getting back in the swing of things now. I’ll be continuing the posts on Alaska and then will tackle the Norway trip with other stuff mixed in. After our … Continue reading

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From the Train

After our land tour in Alaska, we took a train to Whittier, where we boarded the cruise ship. The scenery from the train was so beautiful. I took this one somewhere between Wasilla (home of Sarah Palin) and Whittier. Thanks … Continue reading

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