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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.

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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Down the Peninsula and Through the Wildlife Refuge, Alaska Part IX

Alaska Part IX , trip day 6; July 7, 2018 Traveling through Alaska was filled with intrigue. As none of the four of us had ever been here before, we didn’t know what to expect as we left one geographic … Continue reading

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Lake Lucille and Bass Pro, Alaska Part VIII

Alaska Part VIII , trip day 5-6; July 6-7, 2018 When we first start making our travel arrangements for Alaska, my dad mentioned that Sarah Palin lives on Lake Lucille, very near the Best Western. So we made this our … Continue reading

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Driving Past Denali to Go Pet Reindeer, Alaska Part VII

Alaska Part VII , trip day 5; July 6, 2018After our fabulous day of hiking through the rain in Denali, we woke up for our final morning in Denali and packed up for our drive back to Wasilla. Two full … Continue reading

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Hiking Through Denali, Alaska Part VI

Alaska Part VI , trip day 3-4; July 4-5, 2018After our peaceful float past Denali on the Nenana River, DOC delivered us back to our cabin at the Otto Lake outpost. We all took a hot shower and changed into … Continue reading

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Rafting Past Denali, Alaska Part V

Alaska Part V , trip day 3; July 4, 2018 After all the adventures we’d already encountered –hiking at Peter’s Creek, the transportation museum, the Iditarod Museum and a ride behind sled dogs, a flight around Denali with a glacier … Continue reading

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Otto Lake, Alaska Part IV

Alaska Part IV , trip day 3; July 4, 2018You would think after living the longest day ever, that we would have slept for 20 hours straight, but sadly this was not the case. At 6:00 am, my dad frantically … 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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