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Entries Tagged as 'Travel'

Quite a year

October 27th, 2013 · Comments Off

It’s been a pretty big year since my last blog post. Traveled to Santa Barbara (saw Dana and Carolyn) and Tokyo, bought a new house next to Kitty-Kat, decent summer including an injury-free season with the ‘Shrikes, went to Idaho for Grandma’s 90th (plus 1/2) birthday, managed to get to north of the Brooks Range […]

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Tags: Alaska · blog · Fairbanks · Friends · holidays · Life · Travel

A Different Perspective from Mt. Kilimanjaro

October 1st, 2012 · 2 Comments

New lesson learned: Every once in a while, it is good to look up — both mentally and physically. This past week plus, I have been on a Mount Kilimanjaro expedition with Kenji, 3 other scientists (2 from Japan, 1 from Russia), 6 students (1 Tanzanian, 5 US), 6 teachers (1 Tanzanian, 5 US), 7 […]

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Tags: Kilimanjaro · Life · Travel

Attempted Ride into the Magic Bus

February 21st, 2012 · 1 Comment

After renting a couple fat bikes, we (Miriam, her house mate Joanna, and El Toro Guapo) headed out last Sunday to the Stampede Trail, located just outside of Healey. The Stampede Trail has recently gained fame as the ‘magic bus’ (Into the Wild refernce) is located off this trail. We headed out early and were […]

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Tags: Alaska · Friends · Magic Bus · Stampede Trail · Travel

A week in Seattle

February 12th, 2012 · Comments Off

After a good week in Boulder, I went to Seattle to work at the University of Washington for a week. It was a really good week, work-wise. I gave a seminar on Tuesday (was asked to give it on Monday morning – definitely an impromptu talk). I had never been to UW, very beautiful campus. […]

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Tags: Travel

Cold Departure

January 30th, 2012 · 1 Comment

I managed to escape the Fairbanks cold Saturday night. The airport temperature was -49F when we left. The icefog in town has been horrible – nearly impossible to see. The picture above (not a great picture) was taken on the way to the airport. The icefog was so thick, you can barely see the car […]

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Tags: Fairbanks · Friends · Travel · weather

Winter Holiday in Kauai

January 16th, 2012 · Comments Off

No doubt it has been a long while since I have blogged, but I have decided to start up again as one of my New Year’s resolutions. Last year was the first year that I had not taken a winter holiday in a long time – or at least been somewhere new and different, if […]

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Tags: holidays · New Years · Travel

Crazy big

May 17th, 2009 · Comments Off

Alaska is a crazy big place, so different than nearly all the places I have been these past couple years.  In the past month, I have seen a lot of this incredibly big and beautiful state.  The 2nd week of work was spent with Kenji traveling all around the state and helping a bit with […]

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Tags: Alaska · Friends · Life · Travel

Back in the ‘Banks

April 23rd, 2009 · Comments Off

After about 2.5 years, I have finally made it back to Fairbanks.  On the return from Nicaragua, I stopped in Boulder for a few days to visit with Peter and Jen. We went up to Brainard Cabin – a place Peter has been visiting since he was a wee lad.  Very fun and very nice. […]

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Tags: Life · Nicaragua · Travel