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Tales from the Great and Glorious Pig War of 1859

History is replete with stories of wars that were fought over the love of a woman, the quest for power, and ideological differences. In 1859 two of the world’s greatest military powers prepared for battle over a pig. 499 more words


Trip of a lifetime

So I am just back from a 9 day trip to the west coast and if you are a friend of mine on Facebook you already saw a glimpse of that trip but I will be posting about each location with some tips just in case you plan to stop in at any of the same stops. 110 more words


Trans Can HWY #13: Nothing but clear skies and killer whales

Two years ago this past August, my mother and I ventured on a cross country trek in my brother’s Jeep across Canada. We drove west from southwestern Ontario to Vancouver, BC over the course of two weeks, and then down to northern California to meet up with the men in our family. 790 more words


temporary poetry walk

In honor of National Poetry Month and the 25th anniversary of the San Juan County Land Bank, a series of unique, temporary installations of nature-inspired poetry mark the route along trails through some of… 144 more words


San Juan Island Washington State USA

It rained all day yesterday so last night at the Oceanside Camping Ground we stored our bikes and gear overnight in the camp kitchen to avoid the worst of the weather. 300 more words

2015 Touring

Travel Vignette: Take the Dramamine

I should have taken the Dramamine. I didn’t think I’d need it. But curled up in a ball, with my eyes closed desperately trying to stop feeling the boat which was slowing spinning in circles, I deeply regretted my decision. 165 more words