Homer time in Alaska – Moose, otters and bears? Oh my!

Vacation Memories: Part of an ongoing series reviewing past trips. Homer is a tourism destination in Alaska. The scenery screams “Look at me! Visit me!” Once you’re there, you are amazed at the beauty, history and charm of the small fishing community. Located along Kachemak Bay, Homer is considered the “Halibut Fishing Capital of Alaska.” […]

‘Wild’ animals roaming Omaha’s Lauritzen Gardens

More than 30 “wild” animals have infiltrated Omaha’s Lauritzen Gardens. The botanical garden is hosting a wildlife sculpture exhibit by Dan Ostermiller through Oct. 4th. The animal statues are scattered around the various gardens at Lauritzen. The sculptures include bears, pigs, birds, cats and elephants. Each sculpture appears strategically located around the gardens. Ostermiller, who […]

Northern Michigan drive brings waterfalls, bears, ship wrecks and fog

The last leg of our Northlands vacation was Duluth, Minnesota, and the scenic North Shore drive. The drive from St. Ignace, Michigan, to Duluth was supposed to be about 7.5 hours, according to Google Map. I wanted to see the bell from the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, since the museum it was in was […]

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