…. ever heard of the Rusty Nail?”

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Our desire to return to Miami was greater than our desire to explore Key West further so TWWNCBUIP got busy with TripAdvisor and the telephone and was lucky enough to score an incredible deal at the Fontainebleau Hotel on South Beach in Miami. Garrett had been perusing the internet where he had discovered this Miami […]

…. I can buy 3 new pair for $9.50!

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The best beginning of a day since yesterday. Breakfast by the palm lined pool at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables. Then …. out the door and off to the beach. South Beach!  We are such rookies that we didn’t even know that it was supposed to be tough to find a place to park […]

.. the big game ….

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St. Augustine, is the oldest city in the USA. That’s what they say. Home of the oldest tee-shirt shop, the oldest fort, the oldest just about everything AND the million dollar man, made of shredded money which just happens to be in the original Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museum and Odditorium It’s worth maybe […]

Dr. Pepper marinated short rib tacos ….

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We woke up slow in Charleston, seems like we are getting more slow and easy-going the further South we get.  With only a two-hour drive to get to Savannah and a noon reservation for lunch we opted to skip the bacon and biscuits for breakfast and chose instead the Charleston House homemade yogurt and farm […]

“letting the cat out of the bag”

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The pirate was late. Perhaps he had overslept because he was groggy, thought I. I was still thinking up funny reasons that he might be late when Pirate Eric appeared with Cap’t Bob, his chatty parrot, perched on his arm. Quite a sight, a pirate wearing a pistol, a sword and a parrot. You’ve got […]

I performed a genteel southern curtsy and made a gracious exit

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Good morning Atlanta. Took a VIP tour of CNN this AM. Did NOT get to meet Wolf or Anderson but I did get to meet the Weather Guy … I didn’t know him but the ladies on our tour were thrilled to have their pictures taken with him. TWWNCBUIP’s phone quit working yesterday. Our drive […]

Plantations, Pirates and Harry Potter …..

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The Final Installment of the Great American Road Trip with the nephews AKA Pirates, Plantations, and Potter is now fully underway. I realize that this is the third year running that I’ve said this will be the last of the Nephews’ Road Trips but surely this will be as Graham starts college in the Fall […]

Seems I left you hanging at the end of Day 1 in NYC ….

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It got a little hectic, losing my camera, attending conference meetings, eating Italian food, and listening and watching showcases of music, theater and interpretive dance in and around the Hilton. So to bring you up to speed, I’d like to tell you how happy I was when a kindhearted good Samaritan person found my camera […]

And we are off to the APAP Conference in NYC

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Overcoats, sport coats, undershirts, long-handled underwear, mittens and my new scarf, hand knitted by my d-i-l, Mrs. Chicken Boy.  Traveling to NYC in the dead of winter. I needed a camera to help me remember the stuff I might see (quite conveniently Santa brought me a new camera), a computer for note taking, as well […]

… café au lait at Cafe du Monde or brunch at Mr. B’s Bistro?

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We rolled into New Orleans at dusk and intended to surprise Lizzy at her workplace “Oak” but she surprised us instead by not being at work. Coworkers told us that she had a music gig that night. We decided to stay for dinner and were happy to find that this was one of the best […]