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Tales of Adventure 1st Place: My Korean Adventure by Anita Martin-Harvey

Tales of Adventure 1st Place: My Korean Adventure by Anita Martin-Harvey

This story was the first-place winner in our Winter 2014-’15 Tales of Adventure Contest, which asked FAN readers to write about a real-life adventure.

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Tales of Adventure 2nd-Place Winner: Mission to the Maasai by Jeanne Hess

Tales of Adventure 2nd-Place Winner: Mission to the Maasai by Jeanne Hess

This story was the second-place winner in our Winter 2014-’15 Tales of Adventure Contest, which asked FAN readers to write about a real-life adventure.

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Tales of Adventure 3rd-Place Winner: Who’s Crazy? by Harry Bloom

Tales of Adventure 3rd-Place Winner: Who’s Crazy? by Harry Bloom

This story was the third-place winner in our Winter 2014-’15 Tales of Adventure Contest, which asked FAN readers to write about a real-life adventure.

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Kyle Atkins: A Venture in Monday

Kyle Atkins: A Venture in Monday

 Another FANtastic Tale of Adventure  By Kyle Atkins Nowadays hikers must be perceptive to note the clues, but once upon a time you could turn left off of Sonora Pass highway and see how far your vehicle could carry you

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Elaine Baxter: What Else Can Happen?

Another FANtastic Tale of Adventure By Elaine Baxter I heard myself yelling “Oh Lord, what else can happen?” I was kneeling over my mom, who was lying on the floor. She apparently had fainted at the news of my daughter.

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Mike Bowen: Break-Up

Another FANtastic Tale of Adventure By Mike Bowen Life is a journey. Sometimes we try to plan our journey by deciding where we’re going, when and how we’re going to get there. Other times a single split-second decision or event can change

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Dean Cunningham: A Flight to Remember

Dean Cunningham: A Flight to Remember

Another FANtastic Tale of Adventure  By Dean Cunningham        The end was in sight. Five years and a couple of months earlier, I had exhausted my money for college and enlisted in the Air Force. After just 18 months, I was

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Shelly Davis-King: A Summer Awakening near Pinecrest

Shelly Davis-King: A Summer Awakening near Pinecrest

Another FANtastic Tale of Adventure  By Shelly Davis-King                                  The gravel one-track road between Camps Blue and Gold was quite dark at night, a double shadow cast by the towering ponderosas. Yet in between the two alumni camps of the University

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Kat Everitt: Gone Fishing

Kat Everitt: Gone Fishing

Another FANtastic Tale of Adventure  By Kat Everitt     I used to fish, as a kid, with my dad. We’d use rod and tackle for trout, bluegills, perch or small-mouth bass in Wisconsin lakes. Dad had spin-fisher’s rods and lures for

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Phil Giriodi: Diving with Whales

Phil Giriodi: Diving with Whales

 Another FANtastic Tale of Adventure  By Phil Giriodi The gargantuan humpback whale shot out of the water like an oversized surface-to-air missile. His trajectory was short as he fell back into the warm, blue waters of the Pacific Ocean near

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Harley Goes: Six Degrees of Separation

Harley Goes: Six Degrees of Separation

Another FANtastic Tale of Adventure    By Harley Goes Our road trip started in San Jose, California and took us all the way north to Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. On our way home we took the ferry to Port Angeles, Washington

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John Hayes: Old Man Miller’s Barn

John Hayes: Old Man Miller’s Barn

Another FANtastic Tale of   Adventure  By John Hayes Wesley and I were hanging around with nothing to do. Our summer days were like that. We knew there were fun things to do. We just had to get out and

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Patricia Hitchcock: Dream Boat

Patricia Hitchcock: Dream Boat

Another FANtastic Tale of Adventure   By Patricia Hitchcock Since his days on a Monterey Clipper as a teenager and his time spent in the Navy, my husband yearned to own a boat. I, on the other hand, had zero

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A. Norman Hopkins: Interpreter for the Interpreter

A. Norman Hopkins: Interpreter for the Interpreter

Another FANtastic Tale of Adventure  By A. Norman Hopkins About July 1951, Somewhere in Korea — While serving with Baker Company of the 7th Marine Regiment, I was runner for second platoon with Lt. Eddie LaBaron in command. I would

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Peter Jelito: An Adventure?

Peter Jelito: An Adventure?

Another FANtastic Tale of Adventure By Peter Jelito    Some of us undertake an adventure with intent and others are falling into it by accident. My adventure was the former but it also could be called “Taking a Chance.” Some

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Mark La Porte: Camino Pilgrimage

Mark La Porte: Camino Pilgrimage

Another FANtastic Tale of Adventure By Mark La Porte It was raining and muddy as we started climbing out of LePuy en Velay as we began our trek to Santiago in Spain. In the Spring of 2013, I had just

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Pat Loring: Discovery and Remembrance

Pat Loring: Discovery and Remembrance

Another FANtastic Tale of Adventure  By Pat Loring It began in early 1960. Some friends wanted to go to Europe to teach. That never would have entered my mind. I was in my third year of teaching close to home

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Janet Luquire: Descent into a Mountain

Another FANtastic Tale of Adventure By Janet Luquire My great adventure was sliding down the inside of a mountain. Years earlier my grandmother told me she slid down the inside of a mountain in Austria on one of her trips

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Carl Murry: Adventure on Relief Trail

Carl Murry: Adventure on Relief Trail

   Another FANtastic Tale of Adventure By Carl Murry “But Daddy, where will we sleep?” “On the ground in our sleeping bags,” Hal answered. “With the ants and bugs?” she questioned in disbelief. We had invited our friends, Hal and

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Dan and Jenny Shepherd: Our Anniversary Cruise

Dan and Jenny Shepherd: Our Anniversary Cruise

Another FANtastic Tale of Adventure By Dan and Jenny Shepherd True story. Believe it or not, our trip started out because of a TV commercial. It was a credit card commercial where a couple tried to use  “points” they’d collected to go

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Sally Smith: Oral Tradition

Sally Smith: Oral Tradition

Another FANtastic Tale of Adventure By the Rev. Sally Smith On this sunny Monday morning, my mother was celebrating the lack of the usual fog by hanging out laundry in the backyard of our house on Eucalyptus Avenue in Berkeley,

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Jean Vistica: Current Events

Jean Vistica: Current Events

Another FANtastic Tale of Adventure By Jean Vistica                                                                

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