Category Archives: National Parks

A Cruise Like None I Had Ever Heard Of

I don’t know why I began to receive email ads for Uncommon Journeys, a company that organizes train holidays, but the ads were short and colorful so I just read them and deleted. Then in April 2019, a different ad … Continue reading

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Our Trip to Cuba

Cuba was never on our bucket list, but last fall, on a gray and gloomy Seattle day, we were idly talking about going somewhere in the middle of winter, to a place where the sun was shining, and a letter … Continue reading

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The Movie “172 Hours,” the Furnace in Arches National Park, and Me

What do you think when you see this picture of Don and me? That we are enjoying a moment of  quiet repose, soaking in the scenery of Arches National Park and breathing in the dry desert air? We are standing … Continue reading

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The Elwha Dams and the Snoqualmie Tunnel: Checking Off My List

I don’t like to call it a “bucket list”–I don’t want to think about “kicking the bucket.” My list, which grows almost faster than I can check off accomplishments, is just a list of things to do, places to go, … Continue reading

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Removing the Elwha River Dams, Olympic National Park

(The article that follows appeared in the March-April, 2011,  issue of Washington Trails, a publication of Washington Trails Association I had such a good time researching and writing it, that I decided that it deserves a wider audience.) The … Continue reading

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