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Cabin Time

Fans of cabin camping in Southeast Alaska observe this one rule: reserve early and often. So it was on a snowy (or maybe rainy) day last January that I reserved Blue Mussel Cabin for the Independence Day holiday. The trailhead

Posted in Alaska, Beach Combing, Family, Hiking, Recreation

Beach craft

We recently made a quick trip to the beach on a sunny but bitter cold afternoon. Our intention was only to go for a quick walk. When we reached the half way point in our loop, we found a wind-sheltered

Posted in Alaska, Beach Combing

85 Days

Summer vacation 2013 is 85 days long. Of course we counted! Garrett was hoping for an even 100, but 85 sounds pretty great to me. I’ve been trying to remember what summer vacation was like when I was his age.

Posted in Alaska, Beach Combing, Family, Hiking

Camping with Electricity

It’s good to check out every once in awhile. Get off the grid. Shake up the routine. Unplug. We Klein’s like to camp, but if I’m honest, we’re fair-weather campers. This time of year when there’s still snow on the

Posted in Alaska, Beach Combing, Family

Scout Camp

Last year, Garrett came back from Scout camp a different kid. Perhaps the differences were those only a mother would notice, but they were there nonetheless. One thing he knew for sure – he couldn’t wait for Scout Camp 2012.

Posted in Alaska, Beach Combing, Family, Hiking

The Face of Summer Vacation

I have been fortunate to have the first 10 days of summer vacation off with Garrett. And what a “stay-cation” it has been! Grab a cup of coffee or tea, sit back and enjoy our picture highlights.

Posted in Alaska, Beach Combing, Family, Hiking, Kayaking

Shaman Island

On Sunday, I crossed something off my “bucket list.” We three Klein’s hiked to Shaman Island. Shaman Island is a very small island off the northern end of Douglas Island, which lies across the channel from Juneau (the mainland). You

Posted in Alaska, Beach Combing

Christmas Preparations

The day we were scheduled to decorate the house, I had the stomach flu. Undeterred, Garrett went to Dave and kindly asked, “Dad, would you mind helping me get the tree down and setting it up?” How could Dave resist?

Posted in Alaska, Beach Combing, Family

Escaping the Fog

Lightning struck twice for us in the form of another sunny weekend last weekend. On Saturday, we headed out the road to soak up the sun on a sandy beach. What we failed to do was check the tides, so

Posted in Beach Combing, Family, Photography

The Long Drive to Haines

  Guess you never know if you have wireless at your hotel until you check! Today while Garrett and I were exploring the hotel we found what looked like a wirless antenna just outside our room… so here we are,

Posted in Beach Combing, Photography, Travel

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