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Hiking the Trails of South Lake Tahoe & Fallen Leaf Lake

August 2nd, 2010 · 3 Comments

Two weeks ago, my wife and her family took a week-long vacation in South Lake Tahoe and Fallen Leaf Lake. Her family owns a cabin that sits above the Stanford Sierra Camp (at the big entrance sign, make a left up the small access road/hill, and it’s one of the cabins up there) and affords […]

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Hiking Patapsco Valley State Park

July 13th, 2010 · Comments Off on Hiking Patapsco Valley State Park

OK, the title is a little misleading because we didn’t hike all of Patapsco Valley State Park, but we did take one of the trails off the Park and Ride near the end of 195 and MD 166 (Rolling Road). The trail isn’t terribly challenging, it has no significant elevation changes nor does the surface […]

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Martha’s NCL Norwegian Sky Cruise to Bahamas Review

July 7th, 2010 · 1 Comment

As Jim provided a pretty detailed overview of our NCL cruise to the Bahamas I figure that I’ll give you all a little feedback about my favorite parts and least favorite parts of our cruise! Overall I really enjoyed our cruise to the Bahamas but there were definitely somethings that could be improved! Itinerary and […]

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Upcoming Lake Tahoe / Fallen Leaf Lake Vacation

June 17th, 2010 · Comments Off on Upcoming Lake Tahoe / Fallen Leaf Lake Vacation

Martha’s family shares a family cabin near Fallen Leaf Lake and the Stanford Alumni camp (they’re but a stone’s throw away) and we’ll be spending a week out there in mid-July. The last time we were there was during the summer of 2006 and we had a fantastic time hiking including up Mount Tallac, which […]

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Saint Clements Castle in Portland, Connecticut

June 8th, 2010 · Comments Off on Saint Clements Castle in Portland, Connecticut

For Memorial Day weekend, Martha and I went up to Connecticut to attend our cousin’s wedding at Saint Clements Castle, located in lovely Portland, Connecticut. I’m always a fan of castles but don’t go to Saint Clements expecting to see huge walls, a moat, and gargoyles… it’s not that type of castle. It is, however, […]

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Afternoon at Boordy’s: Spring Case Club Event (2010)

April 12th, 2010 · Comments Off on Afternoon at Boordy’s: Spring Case Club Event (2010)

Martha and I are fans of trying to support local businesses and tops on the list are local wineries. Every year we attend Wine in the Woods, an annual wine festival that takes places just a stone’s throw from our house. Local, and not so local wineries, visit nearby Symphony Woods for an afternoon of […]

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Jim’s NCL Norwegian Sky Cruise to Bahamas Review

March 30th, 2010 · 5 Comments

The cornerstone of our trip down to Miami for Spring Break was a short three day cruise on the Norwegian Sky. It was first put into service in 1999, it was revamped in 2004 to become the Pride of Aloha to service week-long Hawaiian cruises for four years. Four years later, it returned to Miami, […]

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A Completely Satisfied Enterprise Car Rental Story

March 21st, 2010 · 1 Comment

For our trip to the Everglades (as part of our Miami Spring Break 2010 trip) we rented a car from Enterprise, the car rental company located in the Miami Convention Center. We chose them because our hotel, the Hyatt Regency, is physically connected to the convention center and it made the logistics much easier. We […]

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Our Miami Spring Break 2010 – Bienvenido a Miami!

March 19th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Last weekend we went for to Miami for a six day vacation that included a three day cruise on the Norwegian Sky and a few days hanging out in sunny, albeit windy, Miami, Florida. It was Martha’s Spring Break this week so we took advantage of it by going on a short cruise and extending […]

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Royal Caribbean Majesty of the Seas to the Bahamas, March 2010

February 18th, 2010 · Comments Off on Royal Caribbean Majesty of the Seas to the Bahamas, March 2010

I like cruises because they’re simple (it’s like cheating!). They’re really like the equivalent of fast food. It’s prepackaged, fairly priced for what you get, and easy. After our month-long trip to Europe, I think we’re in the mood for a quick little getaway that satisfies our desire to travel without really satisfying our desire […]

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