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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.

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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Ending the Longest Day Ever in Healy, Alaska Part III

Alaska Part III , trip day 2; July 3, 2018Good judgment comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgment. —Evan Hardin After we wrapped up our amazing aerial tour and glacier landing, we were starving, so we were off to … Continue reading

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Paddling Out of the Fog

So let me take a break from reporting on Alaska to recount my experience from this last weekend. But first you need some background information… I’ve never been a good kayaker. Those who know me, who have watched me boat, … Continue reading

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Summertime Snow Angels, Alaska Part II

Alaska Part II , trip day 2; July 3, 2018After our break at Willow Creek, we continued the longest day of our lives and headed north-east to Talkeetna. As we got closer to the turn for the Talkeetna Spur, Denali’s … Continue reading

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Land of the Midnight Sun, Alaska Part I

Alaska Part I, trip day 1-2; July 2-3, 2018Upon arriving in Alaska, we spent a very, very brief night in Anchorage. We were warned to expect 24 hours of daylight in Alaska, but my research indicated that this was only … Continue reading

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The Great White North

Last year my dad said “let’s go to Alaska.” For several months, the talk was all hypothetical and speculative, but then by Christmas he handed me a credit card and instructed me to start making reservations. At this point it … Continue reading

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Nerf War for the Big Six Year Old

Ian couldn’t quite make up his mind for his birthday party’s entertainment this year. At one point he wanted to have another laser tag party, but then a week later he asked to have his party at the Children’s Museum … Continue reading

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