Iditarod vs. the I-Kid-A-Rod

By Keri-Ann on May 12, 2014 0 comments

The season of the Iditarod has infected us all.  Regan has announced that she needs us to buy her several sled dogs so she can begin training for the Junior Iditarod immediately.  I explained that we live in a rental and that I was struggling just to keep three kids and our new puppy alive…

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Directions in Alaska with Intermittent Technology

By Keri-Ann on May 06, 2014 0 comments

Learning how to get from point A to point B when you have always  relied on google maps is an acquired skill.  First, let me explain to you how your new internet and wifi service is going to work in Alaska – intermittently and sporadically at best.   When you plug an address into google maps…

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New Town, New Boat, New Life – The Outer Coast

By Keri-Ann on Mar 21, 2014 2 comments

  This past week Bryan signed the papers to purchase a charter fishing boat “The Outer Coast” and just like that we were boat owners.     The Outer Coast is a 32 foot Sport Fishing Boat made by Chris Craft that will be used as a charter fishing vessel with Homer Ocean Charters.  This…

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You’re Not Supposed to Rescue a Dog in Alaska

By Keri-Ann on Mar 08, 2014 4 comments

Moving to Homer, Alaska from south Florida was a culture shock.  I felt like there were a bunch of new rules and social norms that I did not understand but everyone around me seemed to intuitively grasp.  For example, I recently learned that you are not supposed to rescue a dog you see walking around…

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Where can you get good produce around here?

By Keri-Ann on Mar 05, 2014 0 comments

I have been asked what I miss most about Florida.  Is it the warm water, sunny skies or crystal blue water?  Nope, the things I miss most are watching my kids play with their cousins.  There is something spiritual about seeing your kids grow up with the children of those people that grew up with…

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Christmas Tree Fail

By Keri-Ann on Dec 25, 2013 3 comments

Around Christmas time we started looking around for Christmas tree lots in Homer.  We drove to the Supermarket but there was not a tree lot in sight.  We drove to the hardware shop but again there were no trees.  We knew that we needed to figure out how Alaskans obtained Christmas trees but we are…

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Yellowstone National Park

By Keri-Ann on Oct 26, 2013 0 comments

Thank you Ulysses S. Grant for a wonderful time in Yellowstone.  We started out on the Western border town West Yellowstone, Montana.  We stayed at the Golden West Motel  just outside the park boundaries.     My kids were pretty exhausted after spending a few weeks in Utah with about 100 of my cousins so they…

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The Calderwood Cabin

By Keri-Ann on Oct 24, 2013 0 comments

My family has several hundred acres of ranch land located in Coalville, Utah on the Wyoming-Utah border.  Back in the eighties my grand parents built a self sufficient cabin long before it was fashionable to be sustainable or green.   The cabin is powered with solar electricity and the has its own water supply and…

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Spa Day with Great Grandmas

By Keri-Ann on Oct 23, 2013 0 comments

My favorite two weeks of the trip occurred when we arrived in Utah up until we left.  I grew up in Utah and hadn’t been back to visit in a long time.  It was great to see my family and friends while we were in Utah.  The first thing I did was pick up both of…

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Zions Day 2

By Keri-Ann on Oct 22, 2013 0 comments

We woke up pretty early put on our old dirty clothes and then went for an early morning hike near our camp group.  This was an unmakred trail which we chose so the kids could climb rocks.         The girls started with an easy straight line climb up solid rock with Rusty…

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