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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

Leaving Abby

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I wish I have $3K laying around so I can take my Abby with me to Philippines. She has all the vaccines, certificates, and import permit that are needed but the problem is the airlines has weight limit policy of 70lbs or less  with the kennel. Unfortunately, Abby is 79lbs without the kennel and to have her fly with the pet transport services it will cost from $3K- $5K and that's only from Seattle. To fly her from Alaska to Seattle, it will cost us another $600+ I don't wish to be rich, but right now, I wish I am. Abby is 11 years old. We have her since she was one year old. We found her from the free add in the newspaper and fall in love with her since the first time we saw her. She's been with us since then and been all over Alaska, Washington State, Oregon, and Canada. She loves swimming and running but she's an indoor dog. As for my other dog, Farcom, we had to change all our flights and paid the whopping few hundred dollars of fees just so we can take him with us (

Midnight Sun Run 2011

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I had such a great time last night running the 10K Midnight Sun Run. I did the race for 59 minutes and some seconds. There were at least 3500 registered runners and walkers and I've seen a lot of people that I have not seen for a long time but most of them are just cheering on the side of the road and having a good time. It was a great and fun night and the weather was awesome too.   Warm-up before the race The Finish Line click here to see the rest of the pictures Midnight Sun Run 2011

Happy Fathers Day!

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I' m so proud of you Father for you have a heart like no other always gave a lending hand even for the people who did you harm You were so loving and forgiving so quite and didn't say a thing but you were counting my wrong doing one two three if I keep making them I get the whipping I tried to get my way  for I know you love me and I'm the youngest baby but you were tough on me for you only wanted me to better someday You were a preacher, adviser, singer, and a cook I may not have inherit any of those but I'm glad you were an adventurer for you have open my eyes and not afraid to explore what's out there You were a father not only for your children but for every one who needs a home and a loving care for I have remember even an older had respected you like their own father  I am sad for I won't see you any longer but I know you are with God the Father "Well done my son, job well done"  for I'm sure that's what he greeted you when you arriv

7 Tunnels Through Fraiser Canyon, British Columbia, Canada

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These Tunnels are part of the Trans-Canada highway project and were constructed from 1957 until 1963. Yale Tunnel - about 938 feet or 286 meters long. It is the first tunnel going north . Saddle Rock Tunnel - about 480 feet or 147 meters long Sailor Bar Tunnel - about 950 feet or 292 meters long Alexandra Tunnel - about 951 feet or 290 meters long Hell's Gate Tunnel - about 328 feet or 100 meters long . The only tunnel that does not have lights Ferrabee Tunnel - is the same distance long with Hell's Gate Tunnel China Bar Tunnel - about 2,300 feet or 700 meters long. It is the longest and last tunnel going north.

Wondering in Bellingham with Prof. Stephen Cysewski

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It was an awesome experience and a pleasure to wonder around Bellingham, Washington with my Photography Professor, from Fairbanks Alaska, Stephen Cysewski. If any of you are interested to know and learn about Steve and his wonderful work in photography here's the link Stephen Cysewski. Here are some of the pictures I've taken using my Sony dslr A100.  Bellingham's Original City Hall From left to right: Steve,  his daughter, and Joel