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In recent years our annual Christmas Letter has become a pictorial sharing of our travel adventures.
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Travels in 2023

Link to .pdf file of Welch Travels to Reno, New Orleans, Mobile, and Spry Bay
In April 2023 Dottie returned to Reno, Nevada for the Callerlab Convention and briefly visited Donner Pass and Lake Tahoe.
In June 2023 we flew to New Orleans and drove from there to Mobile, Alabama for the US National Square Dance Convention.
Our planned fall trip was aborted by Hurricane Lee so we substituted a few days of camping along our Nova Scotia Eastern Shore.

April view towards east from Donner Pass, California                               June at Battle House Hotel, Mobile, Alabama

Travels in 2022

Link to .pdf file of Welch Travels to Pittsburgh, Hyannis, Evansville, Fredericton, Cherry Ridge, and Maine
Finally able to cross the international border after two years of Covid Pandemic lockdown,
we ventured out to five square dance events and one other event.

Dottie calling during Fredericton Finale (22nd Canadian National)         C-2 at Cherry Ridge Campground, Honesdale, Pennsylvania

Nova Scotia in 2020

Link to .pdf file of Nova Scotia Flowers and Foliage
Late June Dame's Rocket and Lupin in Lawrencetown               October Hike and Musquodoboit River to Gibraltar Rock

Travels in 2019

Link to .pdf file of Welch Travels in Virginia, Georgia, and Nova Scotia
During 2019 we made three trips and attended various 50th events.
1) CALLERLAB in Richmond, Virginia and driving the Blue Ridge Parkway
2) Atlanta, Georgia for the US National Square Dance Convention and visit with cousins
3) Driving the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia to Canso.

View of Cahas Mountain from Blue Ridge Parkway,VA                   View of Fox Bay from See Breeze Campground, NS

Travels in 2018

Link to .pdf file of Welch Travels Northeast of Albuquerque
In late March of 2018 we made a short loop trip out of Albuquerque, New Mexico after the Callerlab Convention.
This was a spectacular trip north through Santa Fe and Taos to a B & B on a Goji Berry farm.
A day driving the Enchanted Circle, another day exploring Rio Grande Del Norte Park,
then back to Albuquerque via Los Alamos and the Jamez River Canyon.

Big Arsenic Springs Trail in Rio Grande del Norte                   Red sandstone of the Jemez River Canyon

Travels in 2016

In the summer of 2016 we made a second three-month trip across the United States, north to Alaska and home across Canada.
Having taken more than 10,000 photos, we have decided to share this in four or more parts.
The sorting is still in progress, but here are the first three parts.

Link to .pdf file of Welch Travels 2016 Part One
West across the United States including attending two square dance conventions,
visiting the Badlands and the Black Hills of South Dakota,
looping the Devil's Tower and crossing the Big Horn Mountains in Wyoming,
and exploring Glacier-Waterton International Peace Park in Montana and southern Alberta.

D. & G. at Bird Woman Falls view on Going-to-the-Sun Road           Dottie amid wildflowers along Pitamakan Pass Trail in Glacier

Link to .pdf file of Welch Travels 2016 Part Two
North up the Canadian Rockies, northwest through Prince George and Hudson Hope to the Alaska Highway,
northwest to Whitehorse, flying to the Canadian National Festival in Regina,
from Whitehorse north to Alaska, south on the Glenn Highway, and driving the McCarthy Road.

G. & D. at Welcome to Whitehorse sign                   Wolf Creek Trail along Yukon River

Link to .pdf file of Welch Travels 2016 Part Three
North on the Richardson Highway to the Denali Highway, East as far as the Susitna River,
on north to Delta Junction then over the Top of the World Highway to Dawson City.
Denali Highway camp on Maclaren River flowing from glacier       G. & D. at overlook of Susitna River Headwaters in Alaska Range

Link to .pdf file of Welch Travels 2016 Part Four
South from Dawson City for 40 km on the Klondike Highway to the turn onto the Dempster Highway (Route 5).
Then we drive north 737 km on the Dempster to Inuvik in the Northwest Territories.
Dempster Highway, Taiga Mountain Range, Ogilvie River               G. and D. at the Arctic Circle, Richardson Mountains

Travels in 2015

Link to .pdf file of Welch Travels 2015
Callerlab in Springfield, Missouri; Wilson Creek Battlefield; Laura Ingalls Wilder Home; Bennett Spring
North Shore of the Saint Lawrence River from Saint Siméon to Kegaska
South Shore of the Saint Lawrence River from Matane east
Gaspésie National Park, Quebec
Mount Carleton Provincial Park, New Brunswick
Joggins Fossil Cliffs, Nova Scotia
Near Sacramento, California

North of Saint Lawrence - Kegaska River, Quebec               Pine Point Trail, Mount Carleton, New Brunswick

Travels in 2014

Link to .pdf file of Welch Travels 2014
Callerlab in Reno; Lake Tahoe; Mono Lake; Virginia City
US National in Little Rock, Arkansas; Buffalo River
Canadian National in Ottawa, Ontario;
Camping north of the Saint Lawrence River from Ottawa to the Saguenay River

View southwest at Lake Tahoe State Park, Nevada               Near Lac Arthabaska, Grands Jardins, Quebec

Travels in 2013

Link to .pdf file of Welch Travels 2013
Callerlab in Raleigh, North Carolina; Outer Banks -- Cape Hatteras and Wright Brothers
US National in Oklahoma City; Witchita Mountains in Oklahoma
Kouchibouguac National Park, New Brunswick
Musquodoboit River, Nova Scotia

Witchita Mountains, Oklahoma               Kouchibouguac, New Brunswick

Travels in 2012

Link to .pdf file of Welch Travels 2012
Callerlab in Nashville, Tennessee; drove the Natchez Trace
Camping west across the United States via Rocky Mountains and Dinosaur
North across British Columbia via Bella Coola and Cassiar Highway
Explored Alaska to Haines, Valdez, Kenai, Denali, Steese Highway, and Eagle
Top of the World Highway to Dawson City, part way up the Dempster Highway, south on Alcan Highway
Return across Canada via the Woods and Water Route, Prince Albert and Riding Mountain National Parks
North of Lake Superior, Labor Day in La Verendrye, and home through Adirondacks

Steamboat Rock, Dinosaur National Park, Colorado                       Three Guardsmen on the road to Haines, Alaska

Travels in 2011

Link to .pdf file of Utah & Alberta 2011
Callerlab in Las Vegas and exploring Zion, Bryce, and Capital Reef National Parks in Utah
Cobscook Bay in Maine and Campobello Island in New Brunswick
Jasper and Maligne Lake in Alberta

Watchman Trail in Zion National Park, Utah             Athabasca River along Icefield Parkway, Alberta

Travels in 2008

Link to .pdf file of Death Valley, Ontario & Quebec 2008
Callerlab in Los Angeles and exploring Death Valley
Camping to London, Ontario for Canadian National
North to Bruce Peninsula and Manitoulin Island
East across Ontario and Quebec via Algonquin, Gatineau, Mount Tremblant, La Maurice, and Jacques Cartier Parks

Easter Sunrise at Zabriskie Point in Death Valley             Lake Taylor Campsite in Gatineau Park, Quebec

Travels in 2007

Link to .pdf file of Rafting Tatshinshini 2007
Rafted the Tatshinshini and Alsek Rivers from Dalton Post to Dry Bay