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About ashleekiser

“For in Calormen, story-telling (whether the stories are true or made up) is a thing you're taught, just as English boys and girls are taught essay-writing. The difference is that people want to hear the stories, whereas I never heard of anyone who wanted to read the essays.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Horse and His Boy Join us on our family adventures as I try to tell our stories rather than bore you with more online essays.

Back Stacking at Double Trouble

So I did a couple of things Sunday that I haven’t done since my pre-Ian years. The first one was absolutely amazing. For the first time in seven years, I kayaked the Ocoee with my husband. Then we locked our … Continue reading

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Gliding Through Tablesaw

I went back to the Ocoee this past weekend for my next round of lessons. A few days before we began packing my gear I received a message from poor Brandon that I’d been reassigned from my new instructor, and … Continue reading

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Paddling Out of the Fog

I’ve never been a good kayaker. Those who know me, who have watched me boat, can attest to this fact. I wasn’t necessarily a bad paddler, and could get down class II fairly competently (aka, not dying). Heck, I could … Continue reading

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Leaving Alaska

Alaska Part XIII , trip day 10-11; July 11-12, 2018 Somehow, despite a year of planning, scheduling, stressing, and preparing, our highly anticipated trip to Alaska drew to a close. We woke up Wednesday morning to a bright day and … Continue reading

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Cruising the Prince William Sound

Alaska Part XII , trip day 9; July 10, 2018 When I originally started planning our Alaska trip, I intentionally left two days open with no reservations. We filled the first of these open days with our excursion to Homer. … Continue reading

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Through Homer, Down the Spit: Alaska, Part XI

Alaska Part XI , trip day 8; July 9, 2018 Have I mentioned that Alaska summers have a lot of daylight? We spent the entire day fishing on Spirit Lake and still had more than enough daylight for Brinn and … Continue reading

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Sneaking, Thieving Eagles! Kasilof River and Spirit Lake -Alaska Part X

Alaska Part X , trip day 7; July 8, 2018 After driving down the Kenai Peninsula we finally made it to our cabin on the Kasilof River. Here we finally had the opportunity to truly relax into our space. Unlike … Continue reading

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