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    Going to Florida

    I’m headed to the airport this morning for another convention trip. I’ll be assisting at the Sonlight booth at the Florida Homeschool Convention this weekend. The exhibit hall will be open 5 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday. I’ll be working with several other Sonlight reps…

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    A 3-State Day

    We traveled from Denver to St. Louis yesterday with a small detour to Rolla, Missouri to visit Lyle’s mom for a few minutes. We left home at 3:00 a.m. and traveled a total of 17 hours, including stops. Mostly we were on the interstate with not much “scope for the imagination” or interesting tallies. We were off the main road…

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    Road Trip to Indiana

    Lyle and I are headed to Indiana this weekend to host the Sonlight booth at the Fort Wayne Area Homeschool Resource Expo this Saturday, May 16. We’ll be driving to this event. Maybe I can post some pictures along the way, though we won’t have a lot of time for sight-seeing.I know! I can keep tallies! That’s always fun. I don’t know…

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    A Room With a View

    Our hotel in Fairbanks overlooks the Chena River. My room is on the fifth floor and I have definitely enjoyed the view the last few days. We stayed in this same hotel last year and I had the same view, but it was a different room so the perspective was slightly different. I was in Fairbanks last year April 19-22…

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    Fairbanks Convention

    The Fairbanks IDEA curriculum fair started today. We have a nice booth location just inside the door. We weren’t able to use our new gray tablecloths because they are designed for eight-foot tables, and the tables at this event are six-foot. The blue ones are some we had from last year. It was just serendipity that they match the draping at…

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    Outside of Fairbanks

    For our day off today, we drove out into the country. Our first stop was the Alaska Pipeline. I learned that the reason it is above ground is because the oil is warm (about 100 degrees F) as it flows through the pipe. The ground, however, is frozen permafrost. If the pipeline were buried it would thaw the ground and…

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    Denali Viewpoint South

    The second “sight-seeing” stop of yesterday’s road trip was at the Denali Viewpoint South. It involved a short uphill hike for the best view. I wasn’t too sure where it would take us, so I asked some ladies coming down if the hike was worth the view. They assured me that it definitely was, and that I was almost there.…

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    Talkeetna, Alaska

    On our road trip today we enjoyed a detour to the little town of Talkeetna. Tourists that we are, we decided that it was a quintessential Alaskan town. We walked down the street lined with authentic log cabins… …whimsical buildings… …and even a yurt! I would have liked to try this coffee shop, but it didn’t seem to be open…

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    Out and About in Anchorage

    Last night we had dinner at the Glacier Brewhouse in downtown Anchorage. This restaurant is just down the street from the convention center, so we walked over. Obviously, brewed drinks are their specialty, but they had some unique beverage choices in the non-alcoholic section of the menu. I chose Blackberry Basil Lemonade. It was delicious! I would have never thought…

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    Kenai Convention

    Today was our first convention day here in Alaska. We even put together a special little display featuring books we carry that are set in Alaska and of course we had to add a cute moose mascot. He will be going home to live with Judy’s little grandson, but for this week he’s helping out in the booth. Our booth…