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Alaska
 
AlaskaThe 49th state to enter the United States of America (in 1959), Alaska has always been full of surprises, treasures and magnificence. Chances are that will never change. Originally the bridge between Asia and the Americas, this was the original highway by which animals, plants, and humans entered vast new lands. In more recent years, Seward's Folly has provided a gold rush in the 1880's and an oil rush that began in 1968 and resulted in the Alaska Pipeline. The human pipeline in the Alaska tends to be Alcan Highways.
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Hawaii
 
HawaiiWe've watched Hawaii from afar in the movies, on TV, on travel posters and every vacation book in print. It seems everyone goes to Hawaii as often as possible. And why not? It's paradise!
Hawaii in the southernmost of the 50 United States, and is an archipelago of 125 islands. There are 8 main islands. Looking at a map, they read (from southeast to northwest) Hawaii, Kahoolawe, Maui, Lanai, Molokai, Oahu, Kuai and Niihau. The territory reaches from the sea level as far as the eye can see to a height of over 13,000 feet at Mauna Kea on the Big Island-Hawaii.
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Health On the Road
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  • A small, straightforward medical kit put together with special thought for children's ailments is a wise thing to carry. Make sure that you know the appropriate children's dose of any medicines you are carrying, and that they are in fact suitable for children.
  • You may wish to ask your doctor to recommend medications to carry along based on your destination. You may want to take Vermox (for worms), Promethazine cream (to prevent infection in skin wounds, including insect bites); diarrhea remedies like Lomotil; anti-malarial tablets; shampoo for head lice; antibiotic tablets; anti-seasickness tablets; or high-altitude medicine.
  • Care in what you eat and drink is the most important health rule. Stomach upsets are the most likely travel health problem (between 30% and 50% of travelers in a two-week stay experience this) but the majority of these upsets will be relatively minor. Don't become paranoid; trying the local foods is part of the experience of travel, after all.
  • A travel insurance policy to cover theft, loss and medical problems is a wise idea. There are wide variety of policies and your travel agent will have recommendations.
 
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Cinnamon Baked French Toast
Cinnamon Baked French Toasts
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Maple Yogurt with Apples & Granola
Yogurt w/ apple and granola 
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Blue Lake Ranch Southwest Scramble
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Christmas Jam Cookies
raspberry jam cookies
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It was a cold night for the North Bay last night when we headed up to Healdsburg in the heart of dry creek and Anderson Valley for the annual fundraising event for Healdsburg library. The theme was wine and food and I was asked to bring an appetizer on behalf of an organization I belong to, Sonoma Culinary Guild. It was my pleasure.
 
Marie and I showed up sporting Christmas red clothes and an hors d'oeuvre of dipped stuffed peppers, big chubby ones, in red, orange, yellow and green. Against the background of our square white plate and teamed up with all natural crackers in several shapes, this was a visual as well as a flavor hit.
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