End of the Road for My Alaskan Journey

One of my favorite places on the island. (c) 2015 Patricia J. Angus
One of my favorite places on the island. (c) 2015 Patricia J. Angus

It’s been therapeutic to blog about my Alaskan Journey, and I hope others who find themselves in a similar situation may connect with some of the feelings I have shared in the process.  Now that I am actually living in Alaska, Inspiration is leading me in new directions, and I can’t wait to share some of the other things I have been working on.  Thanks for traveling with me!  In celebration of what would have been my husband’s 59th birthday, I write one last Alaskan Journey…..click here to read it.

Nature Outside My Door

While rehabilitating after My Big “Trip” to Alaska, I cannot explore the island as much as I want.  Despite the fact that I hobble with a limp, Trixie Trots are still in daily demand, so I have made the best of it by taking photos of nature along our route.  There is beauty all around if we take time to notice. Hopefully I will find and post more beauty as the seasons change.  Click HERE to Enjoy!  Which is YOUR favorite? — Leave a comment!

My personal favorite -- Look at that one lonely yellow dandelion. (c) 2015 Patricia J. Angus
My personal favorite — One Yellow Dandelion (c) 2015 Patricia J. Angus

Bekavac Faces Identified

Salopek Wedding -- Bekavac crop for pja websiteA family living an ocean away from Duquesne found an old photo that helped identify two faces in the wedding party of my grandparents, Anthony Joseph Salopek and Catherine Ann Kučinić. The faces belong to my great-aunt Frances Salopek Bekavac and her husband Mate Bekavac.  Can you identify anyone in the Duquesne Croatians Wedding Photos posted on this site?  Please contact me if you can!  Thanks Marina for your investigative work — and for the photo!

Eureka! — I found it!

RTdLokLT9It is always exciting when I find something interesting about Duquesne in old newspapers.  But, when I encounter a piece of information that I actually have been searching for, it is even more exhilarating! Recently I discovered the location of Duquesne’s “original” Croatian Hall, so I must share my discovery with all of you.  Can you guess where it was?  Read the article as see for yourself!  Lost Croatian Hall — Found!

Experiencing my Alaskan Attraction

Alaskan view form float planeOver the past month I have been experiencing life instead of writing about it. One of my favorite places to experience is Alaska.  While there, I felt inspired to find connections to my own heritage and in the process began understanding the culture and heritage of others.  Find out what initially prompted my interest in Alaska and what keeps it going — new article Alaskan Attraction.