The Vacation Non-Race

Last week, I returned from a much needed vacation to Glacier National Park. This was supposed to be our annual girls' trip to run a half marathon with Vacation Races, but, unsurprisingly, the race was canceled. We sat tight for awhile, watching to see what would happen with the state and park. On June 1, … Continue reading The Vacation Non-Race

Kachemak Bay State Park, Alaska (July, 2015)

While You Are There: Hike. And try not to get eaten by a bear. And if you make it back to Homer, enjoy the restaurants on the spit. Why It's On My List: Everything I saw in Alaska was stunning, but this park has the added bonuses of having to take a water taxi (or plane) to … Continue reading Kachemak Bay State Park, Alaska (July, 2015)

Bessastaðir, the Icelandic Presidential Residence (March, 2013)

While You Are There: Well, you didn't come to Iceland just to see the presidential palace, did you? Here's all the awesome stuff we crammed into a five day trip. Blue Lagoon, Northern Lights & seafood dinner tour, the penis museum, Seljalandsfoss, Skógafoss, Reynisdrangar, Gullfoss, Geysir geothermal field, Sólheimajökull glacier, Reynisfjara, Viking horses, elves, great food, and too … Continue reading Bessastaðir, the Icelandic Presidential Residence (March, 2013)

Tanka, July 11, Homer

no road leads to this remote Alaska, carved by nature, tamed by none. we traverse in awe, then fall silent and still at the source   Memories of a trip to Alaska, told in tanka. Tanka follow a syllable pattern of 5-7-5-7-7. The middle line serves as a turning point, so that if you read just … Continue reading Tanka, July 11, Homer

Tanka, July 5, Whittier

forward through the sound backward through the mercury I button my coat yet widen my eyes, to earth, our past told in blue strata   Memories of a trip to Alaska, told in tanka. Tanka follow a syllable pattern of 5-7-5-7-7. The middle line serves as a turning point, so that if you read just … Continue reading Tanka, July 5, Whittier