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Although this is a website for our family, a number of the pages have significant interest for visitors to our website such as some of our photos of bald eagles and killer whales, our family history including some of the Oregon Trail diaries and my grandfather's autobiography, our wine tasting notes, and so on.

We have joined several affiliate programs that sell services that are related to our family interests. These programs help us generate some fees that allow us to pay for the hosting costs for our website. We thought that we'd explain some of these. Significantly, we have been customers for EVERY affiliate program that we recommend. Although you may have a different experience, they provide a level of quality that's high enough for us to be comfortable with.

The world's largest online marketplace for books
Abebooks is the world's largest online marketplace for books. Whether it's new, used, rare, or out of print books, you can find it here, through our community of over 13,000 independent booksellers selling 70 million books from around the globe. Also, a great source of textbooks.
Alibris - Books You Thought You'd Never Find Alibris - Buy new, used, and hard-to-find books
Alibris collects titles from a nationwide network of used bookstores. Consequently, it can almost always locate even some of the books that can be the hardest to find. The actual booksellers indicate the quality of their books and any special details such as whether it's been signed by the author. In our case, we found a signed copy of one of my grandfather's books through them. - Outdoor Gear - Great Outdoor Gear is a leading online destination for outdoor enthusiasts, offering more than 300 high-performance gear and clothing brands, combined with active travel services and informative including trip planning and an online magazine with outdoor adventure articles and photo galleries. Featured activities include camping, hiking, backpacking, cycling, climbing, paddling, fly fishing, snow sports, trail running, and active travel.
In Association with - Earth's Biggest Selection
Not much to say here; covers pretty much everything we can buy from books to DVDs, to electronics and clothing. Service is good and the personal reviews from buyers on the products make it easy to get valuable information.
Visit ART.COM! has one of the broadest collections of posters available - in particular, they have a great selection of animal and wildlife posters with some great pictures by Ansel Adams, Art Wolfe, and more.
Deal of the Day A huge selection of great products at incredible prices! has a broad selection of different items in their various stores: books, electronics, computers, music, movies, etc. We've been pleased with the monitors and other consumer electronics we've purchased through -- and their Deal of the Day (see left) makes it easy to find some of the small things too.
Interland - $7.95/Month Hosting
Our website has been hosted at Interland for four years and we would highly recommend it if you are looking to establish your own website or email domains. Their current offer is very affordable.

Kodak EasyShare Gallery

Kodak EasyShare Gallery 
This is an online photography service whose core mission is to provide top-quality silver halide prints for digital and film camera users. Photographers have a new and easier way to store and share their pictures with family and friends. Once online, these photos can be easily edited, cropped, or enhanced with borders and special effects by using Ofoto's free online tools.
Banner 10000029 Luggage Online: The web's largest selection of high quality, brand name luggage and briefcases. Superior customer service and fast free shipping on orders exceeding $125.
Whew. Their blurb pretty much says it all. We've ordered a couple of Kiplinger roll-on bags and service has been great.
Powells Books Powell's Books
Powell's is one of the largest used bookstores in the country. As a Portland institution for years, it is also a great resource for books on the Northwest, including pioneer histories and more.
Get 15 FREE prints! Shutterfly - Digital Photography and Online Photo Sharing
Shutterfly has been a great way for our family to share photographs from family reunions -- in addition to giving us a way to make our wildlife photos available online. Our orders have always been promptly handled -- even my mother's order for 250 prints for her Christmas cards.

SmugMug is the current ultimate in photo-sharing websites; we use it to publish all of our photos to our family as well our own photos for purchase. This family-owned website now manages online photo galleries for over 50,000 families. Not only that, you can easily order photos from the site as well. And, they offer great advice on how to work with photos.

FREE film developing Snapfish - Online Film Processing and Sharing
Snapfish is our newest affiliate. It gives a second option for us to share our photos from the San Juan Islands.
Premium wines and gourmet gifts for Parties and More has been the source for many wines that we have enjoyed. can ship to many states.
Wine Enthusiast - Ultimate wine accessories site! Wine Enthusiast - wine cellars, accessories and more
The Wine Enthusiast is a great source of wine accessories for everyone from casual wine drinkers to the wine geek from down the street who has everything. We have bought parts of our cellar storage systems as well as kitchen accessories from their catalog. Nice quality.

We currently work with several primary organizations that manage affiliate links.

bullet LinkShare helps manage the affiliate programs for Alibris,, Luggage Online,, and


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