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Spectacular Dantes View

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It was well worth a long drive (a lonely road) to Dantes View. This was our last stop on our first day of journey to Death Valley National Park California. It was already 3:30 pm when we left the main road and it took us about 20 minutes to get there. A 13 mile paved road but the last quarter mile is 15% grade. A steep climb up but so beautiful. Vehicles over 25ft or longer are prohibited on this road. Please watch our short video  Road to Dantes View  to see the road.  There were few cars when we arrived at The Dantes View but those people were out exploring around. It wasn't crowded at all in fact we were the only ones there enjoying the 360 degrees of breathtaking view of Death Valley from 5475 ft high above Sea Level.  We didn't stay long because it was windy and cold.  It would have been nice to explore the area but it was also getting late in a day. There was a Bee Hazard caution sign on the road but we didn't even get the change to see any. Maybe it's because we

Snow Boarding

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(2 of 7) Saturday Afternoon 1-24-09, Joel and I went snow boarding in Fort Wainwright Birch hill ski resort. I did good.. Thanks to my husband, he was patiently helping me learn. The weather was around 0 when we got there. The sunset was beautiful and the camera battery's dead. We only got 2 pictures. I had fun but I'm really sore right now.

Coincidence

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The amazing formation of the the clouds and the sun shining on it had gave me the reason to stepped away from my disk and captured it. The clouds that look like eyes reminds me of the character in Star Wars, Yoda.  When I got home, Joel showed me the picture he took of the clouds from the outside of our house. Without him knowing, I captured the same image at work..  Above was the picture I took and below was Joel. 

Ice Fishing

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( 1 of 7 ) The experience was priceless. For $28 rental fee for Ice House, we had worry-free ice fishing. The ice house had 4 fishing holes and a wood stove. We got our limits for just 2 hours. 1-18-09

Fireworks

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After the ice tubing, we went to UAF and watched the fireworks. The fireworks was for the 50th year of Alaska's statehood celebration. 01-17-09

Ice Tubing

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I went ice tubing with my friends and my husband in Fort Wainwright ski lodge last Saturday night. We had fun especially the weather was warm. 01-17-09

Stolen pictures

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I went bowling with the School District league. My number 1 admirer secretly took this picture of me. Poor picture though, he could have done better.. 1-15-09

Moon Lovers

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01-10-09 My unsuccessful photograph of the full moon. This photos were taken in 01/09/09 at 10:20am. It was darn cold and foggy but the moon was just gorgeous

Bacnob Cave

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My favorite swimming hole in my hometown, Laconon. The picture on the left was taken by me in Dec. 19, 2004. The picture on the right was taken by my Aunt in Dec. 24, 2008. It look different now, I think it's because of the water level dropped.

Lake Sebu

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My niece sent this pictures it was taken during their trip to Lake Sebu after Christmas. I wish I was there. That's my brother.                                                My cousin Mishelle My nieces  Gretchen                     and                          Gwendolyn (sibling)

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Seven things I wanna do before the spring comes. I know it's too cold to do anything outside right now but I'm longing for some excitement. 1. Northern Lights Pictures - I wanted to do this for sometime, but haven't got to do it. 2. Ice Fishing - soon I hope 3. Down Hill Ski - I need to relearn how to do it coz last time I did it, I ended up breaking my right knee. So this one is maybe but it's on my list. 4. Snow Boarding - I wanted to do this very much... soon I hope 5. Sledding with kids - as soon as the weather get a little warmer, I'm going.. 6. Snow Machining - I had a blast last time and I want to do it again but I need luck with this because we don't have one. 7. ?? don't know yet!

-45 degrees Fahrenheit

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Took this picture on our way home from work. This pictures will be my reminder someday on why in the world I live here in Fairbanks in the winter---- in a darn, long, cold, dark winter.

New Years Eve

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For the first few minutes Abby and Farcom were patiently waiting for Joel. But after half an hour or so, they got bored. Joel's flight was late. I left the house about 9pm. He was supposed to be at the airport by 9:04 but no, when we got home it was almost 11pm. I'm just glad that we didn't spent the new year at the airport. Anyway, I was proud of myself, I cooked dinner..yey! We ate right at midnight, just like what we always do in the Philippines.

Sunset in the San Juan Islands

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Joel took this picture from his mother's backyard.

Fairbanks Temperature

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We have 3 devices with one source of weather info for Fairbanks but which one is right? The Ipod touch says -41, the Iphone says -47, and the laptop says -49. Anyway, whatever, it's still cold.