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Paddle to Alaska - Part 5

By Kelly Yelverton


Editor’s Note: Lyons resident Kelly Yelverton recently graduated from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. To celebrate her accomplishment, she and a friend have decided to paddle their sea kayaks on a 1200-mile journey through the Inside Passage to Alaska. She will be sending updates and photos of her adventure throughout the summer. 

It took us forty days to catch our first fish. Technically, twenty-eight days in that we hooked a rockfish but we were unprepared to cook it so ended up releasing it. You’d think we would be having fish and crab for dinner every night, but something about waking up at four or five in the morning, paddling ten hours straight, battling current and

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Timeshares: Pros and Cons

Roads Traveled With Linda L. Osmundson

My husband and I own two timeshares. We’ve experienced some wonderful vacations due to exchanging our Breckenridge location for others in Hawaii, Virginia, New York, and Orlando, to name a few. We could book out of the country locations and/or cruises but haven’t yet. We enjoyed the travels right after we purchased, but since

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Experience A Chautauqua Vacation

Roads Traveled with Linda L. Osmundson

A Wall Street Journal article recently suggested a vacation to Chautauqua that can take you back to the 1899 era. What is Chautauqua (pronounced shuh-TOK-wa)? Two Methodist men started the “Chautauqua Movement” in 1874 when they searched for a summer school location for religion teachers. They called program the Chautauqua Lake Sunday School Assembly. They discovered a great location in southwestern New York State along the shores of Chautauqua Lake northeast of Jamestown.

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Paddling To Alaska -III

By Kelly Yelverton

Editor’s Note: Lyons resident Kelly Yelverton recently graduated from college in Washington state. To celebrate her accomplishment, she and a friend have decided to paddle their sea kayaks on a 1200-mile journey through the Inside Passage to Alaska. She will be sending written updates and photos of her adventure throughout the summer.

Paddling is all about rhythm.

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National Parks = American Treasures

By Helen Colella 

National Parks are special land areas set aside by the government for all people to enjoy, appreciate and preserve.  Over the years, National Parks have grown in number, currently, fifty-seven are found throughout twenty-seven different states, and two more in the U.S Territories of American Samoa and the Virgin Islands.

The Parks span mountains to valleys, desert to seaside, prairies to rainforest. Each has its   own identity and focus on the natural world. Each has unique land and water formations, wildlife, plants, mineral resources, land development. Each has its own data

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Travel Reading Suggestions

Roads Traveled With Linda L. Osmundson

Can you read in a car? On a plane? Do you read paper books or e-readers? No matter what method you use, good reading materials add to any travel experience. Be aware, however, that e-readers must be turned off during takeoff and landing. Therefore, I prefer to take disposable paperbacks that I leave on the plane, in the hotel, on the ship, or pass to a friend after I’ve finished them.

Since most of our travel is driving, my husband packs a briefcase with all the Wall Street Journals, Forbes magazines,

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Lyons Resident Paddling To Alaska

Editor’s Note: Lyons resident Kelly Yelverton recently graduated from college in Washington state. To celebrate her accomplishment, she and a friend have decided to paddle their sea kayaks on a 1200-mile journey through the Inside Passage to Alaska. She will be sending written updates and photos of her adventure throughout the summer.

“So, what next?” I can’t count the number of times I was asked this question over the course of my last semester of college. Each time I answered it, I couldn’t suppress an excited grin. “I’m kayaking to Alaska.” Nearly everyone reacted by re-stating, “You’re kayaking TO

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Summer In The West

Warmer weather, afternoon thundershowers, sprouting trees, and blooming flowers; summer has finally arrived along the Front Range. Time to don your cowboy gear and head to two annual western festivals which draw visitors from all across the country and even the world. Add these events to your “bucket list” of nearby things to do and see this summer.

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Cruising Inexpensively

Roads Traveled With Linda L. Osmundson

Ever wanted to cruise but found it too expensive? Try a repositioning trip. At season’s end in fall and spring, some ships reposition, from the Caribbean to Alaska or Mexico, from Canada/New England to the Caribbean, and/or from Europe to the States, or vice versa. If a line finds greater demand from another port, they may choose to reposition for economic reasons. For convenience of flights, regular cruises often begin and end in the same ports. Repositioning cruises depart and embark at different locations. Therefore,

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