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Teacup Lake Nordic Skiing on Mt. Hood in Oregon - http://akiltandacamera.com

Skiing at Teacup Lake Nordic

Alone in the forest with heavy snow coming down, obscuring the trail I had just left behind me, I listened for the slightest sounds of civilization. There was nothing. No sound of vehicles to tell me where the road was. No sound of another human being. No sounds of a snowmobile coming to find me. […]

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Learn to cross country ski at Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon - http://akiltandacamera.com

Learning to Ski in Oregon

We’ll arrive in the Canadian high Arctic to begin our expedition in just over a year. While I’ll be staying in the town local town of Pond Inlet (Mittimatalik), Brian and the rest of the team will be circumnavigating Bylot Island on skis while they each pull two sleds (pulks) behind them with a rope […]

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Cannon Beach, OR, USA - Through the glass ball. www.akiltandacamera.com

365 Photo Project – February 2014

February came and went like a flash, but a really, really eventful flash. Because, dude! We went on vacation to the States! We went to the States because of the Polar Bears. You see, Brian needed to learn how to cross country ski so he can get away from the Polar Bears because he’s going […]

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The point over Manzanita, OR - http://akiltandacamera.com

The Point at Manzanita, OR

During our short stay in Astoria, we took the grand tour with our friends to see as much of the area as we could. Greg and Jenn led the way to all their favorite scenic locations. Their secret plan to make us fall in love with Oregon so that we would move there and live […]

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Visit Jardim Botanico in Curitiba, Brazil

Curitiba – Buddha Spotting in Jardim Botânico

This week while things are slow at home I’m looking back on my big road. My daughter was visiting and our good friends took us home with them to visit family. The first thing we did after we arrived? Took a power nap and had a good family lunch with Glaucio’s mother. Nothing recharges your […]

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Back on the Geocaching Trail!

Have I mentioned that we’re geocachers? Way back in 2001 I had just moved from Reno, NV to Corona, CA and didn’t know a soul. I had two tiny kids and my very first internet connection. A lucky random click during my first exploration into the mighty world wide web brought me to the Geocaching.com […]

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Aldeia Velha, Brazil

Remembering Aldeia Velha

While we’re traveling between worlds I thought I’d give you a glimpse of our previous life in Brazil. This is the third of  three different day or weekend trips we enjoyed when we lived here before. This post was originally published on Oct. 18th, 2011 on my old blog. At the time we lived only […]

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Horses in the Brazilian Rainforest

Remembering a Ride Through the Rainforest

While we’re traveling between worlds I thought I’d give you a glimpse of our previous life in Brazil. This is the second of two different day or weekend trips we enjoyed when we lived here before. This post was originally published on Oct. 19th, 2011 on my old blog. At the time we lived about […]

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Monkeys in the Park

How is it possible to not be excited by monkeys in the wild? I mean, sure, if you’re in survival mode and they’re attacking you then you’re probably not a fan, but everybody else? They are just too fascinating, and in this case adorable, to ignore. Remember my new Brazilian friend, Lu? She is Brian’s […]

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A Walk Around the Bailey in Durham England

A Walk Around the Bailey in Durham England

What’s a girl to do when her daughter is visiting from the steaming south of Texas and they want to explore a new part of England, but it’s so cold outside that they can see the ice crystals floating in a kind of frozen mist? I’ve learned quickly that if you let the bad weather […]

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Setting Foot on the Isle of May

Half way around the Isle of May we pulled into the little harbor on the North Sea side of the island.   Brian and Tam had held back as long as they could, and finally had their fun by jumping in the water. In February. In the North Sea.   I, however, am not a […]

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The Seals and Cliffs of the Isle of May

Finally, all snug in our drysuits and on our way to the Isle of May with only minimal splashing.   The five mile ride to the island was freezing cold but smooth, and so fun. It wasn’t long before the little smudge on the horizon loomed just off the front of the boat, and we […]

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365 Photo Challenge – Week 6

Another week, another seven days, another 168 hours. What did you do this week? It’s time to link up and share your best photo of the week. Doing a daily 365 photo project? A weekly 52? Just love taking photos? Pick your very best from this week and add your link below to share what […]

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Alnwick Castle Gardens in Winter

Full of good food and laughing after our swing through the trees, we walked next door to the Alnwick Castle Gardens. At first I was disappointed because we really wanted to tour the castle itself, but found out just a few days before that it’s closed for the winter. Apparently the Duke of Northumberland and […]

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She Got Her Wish

She doesn’t ask for much, this Girl of mine. “What do you want to see when you get to England?” I asked. “Snow.” In all the plans I made, and all the places I marked to go visit, I hadn’t quite figured out how to make sure there was snow involved, other than making sure […]

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High Force What?

When a friend told me we should check out High Force I wasn’t sure what she was talking about. Just the words brought pictures of skydiving and military training to mind. Do we seem like people who want to jump out of planes? Or play at bootcamp? Or shoot anything? I assure you, we are […]

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365 Photo Challenge – Week 1

And here we are! Six days in to the new year, and hopefully six days in to your daily photo challenge. What’s that you say? You haven’t started yet? No worries! You can start today, or tomorrow, or on your birthday. There are no deadlines here, we’re making this up as we go along. Since […]

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Keeping Fit While We Travel

How do you keep fit on the road?   Back in October I started running again. I downloaded the NHS Couch to 5k podcasts, downloaded the “Runkeeper” app on my phone and hit the neighborhood.   I am the worlds worst runner, so even though I’ve been at it for about three months, I’ve only […]

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Christmas Eve in Pooley Bridge, England

What’s a couple to do for Christmas when the kids are all spending it elsewhere, when we don’t buy each other gifts, and we don’t observe the holiday (or anything else) in a religious manner? We run away. We go exploring. We get out of Dodge. Brian and I found a self catering cottage in […]

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An Autumn to Remember

The days are getting cooler, we’ve had frost in the mornings twice now, the leaves are changing color and starting to fall to the ground.   Facebook has come alive with talk of Halloween costumes and Thanksgiving recipes.   There is a smell in the air that only happens in this kind of climate during […]

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