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Enchanting blue waves frolic and play chasing those they cannot outrun before they collapse back onto themselves merging with the surface, tiny white caps with their spittle of salty froth spraying jumping then vanish as they mix with the undulating surface. Caribbean secrets swirling, swimming, sucking, sexing beneath as we glide south the horizon beckoning …

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Some Trips are Worth Repeating

Sometimes a brief getaway with friends is exactly what you need to restore your center, step outside your routine, push your worries to the recesses of your mind, free your spirit.  We recently spent the weekend with a group of friends in MI--two years in a row of glorious weather, biking, fire pits, cooking, laughing …

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Perfect New York Visit

Hello, lonely blog.  Summer used to be a slow, lazy time for families. No more.  Between working overtime, kids choosing to continue sports camps, family obligations, volunteering, and blistering hot  weather, it feels only like a slow-motion of the school year.  Since we did not have a long summer trip planned, I took my girls …

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Lenten Journal, Week 5

Week 5 with the Thankfulness Journal for Lent is easier, throwing a vacation into the mix.  I am behind posting, just returning from Mexico. 3/21/12 I am thankful for bringing all needed documents to the accountant, and hearing the taxes will be finished in time. Welcoming book club after frustrating clothes shopping.  Wine and Rob …

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Montreal Boot Camp

C'est tres chaud au Montreal.  HOT-HOT-HOT! The great way to explore Montreal is with the Bixi rental.  Bike stands throughout the city, you rent from one location, then simply drop off the bikes at your destination at another stand.  Brilliant, along with the multitude of bike paths throughout the city thoroughfares.  In two days, we …

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Family Vacation #1

Now that the kids are 10, 12, 15, it's so easy to remember the vacations when I had to pack everything including their suitcases, car seats, diapers, bottles, toys, and then have to listen to the unhappy screams that emanated from the back seat or--worse yet--the plane seats with kicking and tantrums, unable to move. …

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Konerko Rocks!

It was a gorgeous, sunny Phoenix afternoon to enjoy  Camelback Ranch,  the new White Sox and Dodgers spring training facility.  Why go to a regular season game again, I wondered, after the game (though my Sox lost 4-1 to the Colorado Rockies).  For $8 lawn seats, we sat on the grass directly behind the bullpen--and I mean …

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