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They say the third time is a charm, and I think Paul and I agree, this trip to California wine country was the best one yet.  We did it all wrong the first time, improved upon it significantly the second time, and nailed it the third time.  While I don’t regret any of our travel adventures, we often learn from our experiences.  So, let’s recap: Trip #1-On our month-long cross country trip,… Read More

Yes, we finally pulled it off, the long awaited, much anticipated family Christmas Cruise. After years of talk and endless jokes about the possibility of it never happening, nine very grateful family members, boarded a ship bound for warmer weather on Christmas Eve 2011. We never looked back. While swimming in paradise on Christmas Day, in 85 degrees of sunshine and water so clear I could see my toes, my niece Amanda… Read More