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San Diego Adventures: Beyond the Beach

For many, San Diego, California evokes images of beaches, craft beer, and Mexican food joints on every block. And while this is totally true- some of the best Mexican food with craft beer I've ever had was in San Diego- there is a lot more to do than hang out at the beach with your… Continue reading San Diego Adventures: Beyond the Beach

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Life in the Time of Coronavirus

The family gathers round the laptop for Sunday morning worship services in an unprecedented move to suspend Sunday gatherings. Today, Monday, March 16, 2020 is the first day of what the high schoolers are calling Corona Break.  At the end of what was a tough week both personally and professionally- with the week beginning with… Continue reading Life in the Time of Coronavirus

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A Magical World: Warner Bros Studio Tour

“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” -Albus Dumbledore We have the blessing of three Harry Potter fanatics in our family.  I started reading the books in 2000, shortly after the release of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Much as I poked fun of the adults in my… Continue reading A Magical World: Warner Bros Studio Tour

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Fun, Fabulous, and Free London Museums

Natural History Museum from Exhibition Road London is famous for having some amazing museums with extensive collections. From art and history to science and anthropology, there are museums to satisfy many a curiosity. We visited two spectacular public museums during our stay in London: For the science lovers, we explored the Natural History Museum. To… Continue reading Fun, Fabulous, and Free London Museums

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Welcome to London

A view of Trafalgar Square and Canada House London, England is an amazing city. It marries a long tradition and history with 21st century modernity, and this vibe was evident in what we were able to do and see during our four-day stay in London. As many a travel site has commented, London is an… Continue reading Welcome to London