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Big News! The New Site Is Up!

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Hey, Sports Fans! The new and (to be) improved Medary.com is up. It's alive! IT'S ALIVE!!!!!

Tune your browsers to

http://www.medary.com/new/

to check it out. It's all modern and stuff! AND, you can create a user id to comment on posts . . . well, posts dated less than two weeks ago, anyway.

I'm manually approving users and comments so there may be some delay in approving your user request to submit comments, or subsequently any comments you may have on articles, so be patient (as in, a day or two patient!).

I'm slowly moving the posts from this here old blog to the shiny new one, so if a past favorite of yours isn't over at the new place, just be patient. It'll get there. Probably. Unless it's way too embarrassing to me to repeat in public any more, which I suppose is possible.

Enjoy!

p.s. this will probably be the last post I put over here in the old blog system. At some point in the indeterminate future, I'll figure out how to move the new site to this www.medary.com link and be able to drop the /new/ on the end, but for now, we're going with the old AND the /new/.

A couple of stray thoughts

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Why do people voluntarily expose their social lives (via "social media") to an anonymous, third-party, for-profit corporation? And why do they allow that for-profit corporation to dictate to them the "appropriate" behavior?

On another subject much in the "news" lately: When's the last time you expected somebody to act respectfully towards you after you were disrespectful to them? Why would you expect this to work in the first place?

A totally sincere e-mail

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I just read this e-mail. I'm totally, completely convinced it's 100% legitimate. I also have a bridge in London (or is it Brooklyn?) that I can sell you at a very, VERY advantageous price.

Here goes:

Snookums in the news

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The redoubtable Snookums, the better half of the proprietor of this establishment, was interviewed recently on a Sioux Falls, SD television station about her volunteer efforts for the Summit League college basketball tournament.

The link is here: Summit League volunteer travels from Kansas City, MO to help out.

There's a flash video at the linked page there for all to see and enjoy!

The 2013 Belize Escapade, September 22-29, 2013

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This isn't a full Journeys journal, just a few photos of our week-long escapade to the Hatchet Caye Resort in Belize. This was a bit of a lark for Snookums and me, plus we had a camera failure . . . the underwater camera I use to take snorkeling pictures crapped out, so the few snorkeling pictures I did take don't really do the snorkeling quality justice.

Plus, it was HOT down there. So I didn't do a lot of wandering around with a camera, taking pictures of the resort, which turned out to be a small island about five miles out in the Caribbean off the coast of Belize. Sorry about that, but here's what we have.

The little airplane that ferried us from the Belize City international airport to the Placencia, Belize airport, the closest one to the Hatchet Caye Resort.

The 2013 Alaska HAL CruiseTour, Part 8

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The 19-Day Holland America Line Alaska CruiseTour, Holland America ms Statendam

Text and pictures by Snookums, webification by Filbert

Part Eight

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August 9 (Friday, Day 21, Ketchikan, Alaska) -

Totems


We woke up to a beautiful sunny day and saw the very nice Ketchikan Airport that has a daily Air Alaska flight. Snookums talked to her sister, Judy, about booking a 14-day 2014 Alaskan cruise for her parents and after several phone calls (cell phones are good!), was able to immediately see the Future Cruise Consultant in order to book three cabins.

The 2013 Alaska HAL CruiseTour, Part 7

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The 19-Day Holland America Line Alaska CruiseTour, Holland America ms Statendam

Text and pictures by Snookums, webification by Filbert

Part Seven

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August 4 (Sunday, Day 16, Train to Seward and the ms Statendam) -





All Aboard Again


Our luggage had to be out at 8 AM which allowed us to sleep in later than usual. We are all looking forward to getting on the ship and being able to sleep in tomorrow! We enjoyed breakfast at Snow City Café which was voted Anchorage’s best breakfast for the last umpteen years. Snookums, Laura and John really enjoyed their breakfasts but Filbert’s salmon cakes weren’t spiced at all and his over medium eggs were sunny side up. And, the first pitcher of cream he was given for his coffee curdled it since it was soured! The rest of us, though, enjoyed it and everyone except John ordered a “to go” lunch to eat on the train.

The 2013 Alaska HAL CruiseTour, Part 6

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The 19-Day Holland America Line Alaska CruiseTour, Holland America ms Statendam

Text and pictures by Snookums, webification by Filbert

Part Six

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August 2 (Friday, Day 14, Denali National Park, Alaska) -

Helicopter


Once again we had to wake up early and today we woke up at 5:45 AM in order to be in the lobby (after taking the shuttle) by 7 PM. Era Flightseeing was there to pick us up for our heli-hiking trip. We weighed in at the helicopter office and received our safety briefing. One other couple was on the tour with us along with Jeff, the naturalist/hiking guide. We piled in the helicopter and Snookums was the co-pilot once again. This time she had plenty of room but it was only a short 15-minute flight to the tundra.

The 2013 Alaska HAL CruiseTour, Part 5

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The 19-Day Holland America Line Alaska CruiseTour, Holland America ms Statendam

Text and pictures by Snookums, webification by Filbert

Part Five

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August 1 (Thursday, Day 13, Denali National Park, Alaska)

Today was a big day since we got to take the official Denali National Park Tundra Wilderness Tour. Unfortunately, Snookums didn’t write the day’s journal entry until a year after the fact! She doesn’t know how she missed writing about today, but she did.

(So, for the record, it's 3/7 Snookums' fault that this travelogue is posted 28 months after the fact. - Filbert)

Denali in the distance