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Travel Journal 2016 Week 27: Mount Vernon 

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July 4, 2016: Fourth of July (Mount Vernon, WA) Still recovering from the previous day’s food hangover I woke up lacking energy. My brother and his wife came into town late in the day and I joined them at Panda Express. Next we went to Best Buy where I got a new phone case. I also learned that pricing matching is real and super easy with a smart phone. Traditionally, we go to my aunt’s house on the fourth and this year was no different. However, we only stayed for…read more

Travel Journal 2016 Week 22: Scotland to Norway

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June 5, 2016: Maelstrom (?Reine, Norway) An interesting history, the Lofoten islands were once taken over by the nazis and liberated by the allies. Upon liberation the stocks of fish oil collected by the nazis were destroyed. I was able to kayak here and saw the fish hanging on the shore line. A reminder of the long history of fishing in the islands. In amongst the islands we saw rock formations reminiscent of half dome in Yosemite. Later in the day we went to a keyhole canyon in the ship. It…read more

Travel Journal 2016 Week 26: Florida to Washington

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Soaring high on the winds of freedom. Happy #4thofJuly! Great photo, @aidanpeairs #FourthofJuly #planespotting #dreamliner #787 #UnitedAirlines #aviation #✈ A post shared by United (@united) on Jul 4, 2016 at 8:17am PDT June 27, 2016: The Heat of California (Miami, FL ✈️ Houston, TX ✈️ Los Angeles, CA ? Bakersfield, CA) A story one of my Antarctica friends told me this weekend has stuck with me. On a rough flight into Ft Lauderdale he thought “Oh no I’m gonna die in Ft Lauderdale, it isn’t even somewhere exotic.” I just…read more