Monthly Archives: September 2013

The Great House Swap

In March, I was sitting in an apartment in Paris chatting with my husband and our friends, Robert and Dorothy Hinton, from the U.K. We were talking about our travels when Dorothy suggested that we swap houses. The Hintons would … Continue reading

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Crazy for Crab Cakes

I really like crab cakes. My husband knows this, of course, which is why he made lunch reservations at Simon & Seafort’s in Anchorage today. The Alaskan King Crab cakes are good, but I’m still partial to Maryland crab cakes. … Continue reading

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Talkeetna Roadhouse

After the luxury of the Norwegian Sun, the Talkeetna Roadhouse is roughing it! John and I are staying in The Little Cabin Out Back — which has a sign on it just in case you mistake it for something else. … Continue reading

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The Tall One

Koyukon Athabaskans revere Mt. McKinley as “Deenaalee” — the Tall One. The name is fitting since the mountain is the tallest one in North America at 20,320 feet. This shot of the mountain was taken at Mary Carey’s McKinley View … Continue reading

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The Towel Gallery

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Hubbard Glacier

Named after the first president of the National Geographic Society, Hubbard Glacier is the largest tidewater glacier in North America. Adjectives like “majestic” or “spectacular” or “amazing” are truly inadequate. Pictures are slightly better at capturing the awesome grandeur of … Continue reading

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