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Havana, Cuba for 28 Hours

A cruise (Norwegian) took us to Havana for 28 whole hours.  Not much at all, but at least there was an overnight in Cuba instead of just a few hours of one afternoon.  There’s so much I didn’t see, haven’t … Continue reading

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In Spite of Fear

I wrote someone a letter this morning and told them to be brave, but know that it is also okay to be afraid.  Later I  had several people ask me what I’m doing for spring break. I told them I was … Continue reading

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A New Orleans Love Note

By 6:45 Sunday morning, both my bronchitis and my antibiotic decided I was done sleeping.  Looking out the hotel window, I see there is already a line forming at Mother’s.  It’s grey and sun is just starting to show off through … Continue reading

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Learning About Your Community Through Geocaching

I’m always shocked to find out that almost nobody knows what geocaching is.  I love it – when I’m not being too lazy to do it.  I learn so much about where I live and the places I travel when … Continue reading

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A Sadly Sucky Disney Vacation

In Disney’s defense, all vacations can’t be great vacations – not even Disney vacations. Although getting a raging stomach virus on your birthday really sinks it for them. And I wasn’t the only one. When you see sawdust (at work … Continue reading

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Istanbul Pt. 4: Shopping

I finally can find time to wrap up the Istanbul adventure! Today we shop! So…shopping in Istanbul was a challenge for me because more than anything, I hate bargaining. HATE IT. And in most of the world, bargaining is a … Continue reading

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Istanbul Pt. 3: Mosques and Islam

Let me say this right up front here:  I know next to nothing about Islam.  If I get something wrong or explain it badly, please forgive me and feel free to correct me.  One of the things that attracted me … Continue reading

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Istanbul Pt. 2: Food!

Prior to my trip, I started making a list of common foods so I would recognize them if they showed up on a menu. I didn’t want to order something really scary. Turns out I never consulted that list because … Continue reading

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Istanbul Pt. 1: Orientation! or Holy Shit, I’m in Turkey!

I wanted to start writing about the Istanbul trip as soon as I could after I got back, but catching up at work has been crazy plus I caught a wicked cold there which made air travel home just AWESOME, … Continue reading

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The Istanbul Countdown!

Three weeks and two days. I alternate between super excitement and total panic freak outs. Here’s where I stand past having the travel package taken care of: My little international phone came in, although it turns out the extra calling … Continue reading

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