Big Birthday in the City – Day 1

Big Birthday in the City – Day 1

This guy – my husband/partner-in-crime-and-travel/best friend – is turning 40 next month. We headed to New York City with his parents to celebrate the milestone with a ton of fun. After arriving and checking into our hotel, we had some classic NY-style...
The Flavors of Cuba

The Flavors of Cuba

I was a bit surprised to find the most exciting flavors of Cuba to be in the cocktails. The food was good but not spicy like I had expected. We had one meal with some peppers that had a little kick to them but that was about it. Lots of salt, rice, beans, and...
Japan – Day 9 – Osaka

Japan – Day 9 – Osaka

Next to the ferry terminal on our way back to Uno, we found the last sculpture we wanted to see. Related to the pumpkin in my last post, this one is even bigger and you can get inside! The bullet trains have been great transport between our city adventures. We...
Eatin Dallas

Eatin Dallas

We went to Dallas last weekend for our annual Labor Day weekend visit-the-nephews trip. They are three and almost-two years old. Both of them are blond and spirited. We like seeing them regularly so we can have a good aunt and uncle bond with them – not having to be...
Pura Vida – Day 4

Pura Vida – Day 4

My last full day in paradise included some quality time on the beach, a sangria by the pool, seashell hunting and a cocktail class (I invented the mango-thyme mojito). I also snapped a photo of the hotel’s purple VW van. I enjoyed the Chef’s Special Tuna ceviche dish,...

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