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August 3, 2019
Tippy Canoe and Broccoli, Too from Nita Dances

Dear Vi, I thought you might like to hear a bit of what I’ve been doing.In case you can’t tell from the picture, I planted a garden!Actually, I created a garden completely from scratch.I purchased bags of soil, plants, and … Continue reading

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July 20, 2019
The Weather Outside: Frightful and Delightful from Nita Dances

Dear Vi, While my friends on the west coast are enjoying a bit of a cool and rainy summer, here in Dawson City, Yukon things have been quite delightful. Well, for the most part, anyway.We did go through a couple … Continue reading

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June 30, 2019
A Stearman Biplane in Dawson City, Yukon from Nita Dances

Dear Vi, I believe I have not yet told you what brought Kelly and I to Dawson City last summer…and what brought us back again this year. This is it – a vintage Stearman biplane. She’s a beauty, eh? Kelly … Continue reading

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June 13, 2019
Back in Dawson City from Nita Dances

Dear Vi, We’ve been back in Dawson City for just over a week, and I’ll tell ya, it feels good. This morning as I was walking Samson on the trail beside the highway, his inspection of a clump of grass … Continue reading

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September 9, 2018
Good Bye, Dawson City (until next year) from Nita Dances

Dear Vi, Our Yukon summer sojourn is over. We drove away from Dawson City two days ago. Tomorrow will see the Yukon behind us for another winter. I took a lot of walks, saw two parades, read a lot of … Continue reading

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September 1, 2018
Autumn Knitting from Nita Dances

Dear Vi,

Well, the frost is on the pumpkin here, and our time in Dawson is nearly done. There are so many things I haven’t shown you yet! This is my view out the front window: a dredge pond surrounded by tailings piles left by the dredges sometime in the early 1900s. The rocks make a great background to show you the knitting projects that have kept me busy. We will be loading up the camper and heading south sometime next week. I had hoped to have this sweater finished and a good start on a second one by ...

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August 23, 2018
The Streets of Dawson City from Nita Dances

Dear Vi,You might have heard that the streets of Dawson City are paved with gold,but the truth is, they aren’t paved at all.Here’s evidence: boot brushes outside the door of every establishment.And miles of boardwalk.This summer has been a writing retreat for me. I left home with a sketchy idea for my next novel, and today I’m well over halfway there. I’m writing about 1,000 words every time I sit down, which has been about 5 days per week. Sometimes more, sometimes less. When I’m not writing, I’m ...

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August 12, 2018
Dawson City, Yukon: old and new, side-by-side from Nita Dances

Dear Vi,

Dawson City sits at the place where the Klondike and Yukon Rivers merge.

The Klondike River is on the left, the much larger Yukon River on the right

In many ways, the town itself mirrors this merging. The rivers flow side-by-side for a ways, the line between the muddy Yukon and the (slightly) clearer Klondike easy to discern. And the city flows side-by-side, too. Old and new holding hands the way you did with your best friend back in kindergarten. Yes, Dawson City is a historic gold rush town, fun to visit.

The community library is located within ...

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