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Get Your Eats on Route 66

The mention of Route 66 evokes images of a bygone era- of old cars and cross country road trips, summers spent national parking with stops at diners for a slice of pie and a cup of joe. In some ways, the old route, or at least portions of it, was what brought my family to… Continue reading Get Your Eats on Route 66

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The Archer and the Horsewoman- of Pasadena

It is amazing to think of the number of outdoor adventures that we have had over the years and many within an hour's drive from where we live in the San Gabriel Valley. Even more surprising might be to think that less than two miles from Old Town Pasadena, home of the Tournament of Roses… Continue reading The Archer and the Horsewoman- of Pasadena

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The Magic Returns: The 133rd Tournament of Roses

The Cal Poly Universities float: the cow figures out how to jump over the moon After a hiatus that was precedented only four times before due to World War II in the over 130 years of the Tournament of Roses, in a hopeful sign of normalcy, the Rose Parade has returned to Pasadena, California. This… Continue reading The Magic Returns: The 133rd Tournament of Roses

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Tale of Two Continents: A Whirlwind Adventure Through Istanbul

In front of the Blue Mosque As there are currently no direct flights from Los Angeles, California to Prague, Czech Republic, the only way to get to Prague is via a connecting flight from another European airport or Istanbul. As Turkish Airlines has been consistently the most economical option for getting to Prague, they're the… Continue reading Tale of Two Continents: A Whirlwind Adventure Through Istanbul

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Exploring Prague: A Food-Filled Adventure

Sami in Wenceslas Square- waiting for Covid test results for the return home This visit to Prague was a bit different from my first trip with Emily to move her in back in August 2021. Three months later, and the season has changed to late autumn, and Emily is living like a local. After all,… Continue reading Exploring Prague: A Food-Filled Adventure