The Black Forest

Here in Germany, folks love traveling down to the Schwarzwald, The Black Forest, for hiking and shopping. We are not much different! We have toured the Schwarzwald twice since moving to Germany, once for hiking and once for shopping. My husband will consider our time in Germany to be a “mission fail” if we don’t … More The Black Forest

The Iditarod

During the gold booms in Juneau (1880), Klondike (1896), Nome (1898), and Fairbanks (1902), Alaskans need a reliable transportation option for the winters when the rivers were frozen. Natives of Alaska had mastered dog sled use long before the gold rushes happened, and this form of transportation was quickly adopted by the quartermasters of the … More The Iditarod