December 2022 Update

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This December, as usually is the case, was really enjoyable for me and Holly. Although I dislike how little daylight there is, we have significant time off from work and always look forward to Christmas. In addition to the time … Continued

November 2022 Update

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November was a fairly busy month. On two different occasions, friends from out of town came to Philadelphia. Holly and I had a nice Thanksgiving and tried a new brewery with my brother the next day. If felt like a … Continued

Highlights from Staycation 2022

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As always, we really enjoyed our Staycation this year. Over the years, I’ve vacillated between posting about it here and posting about it on our underutilized food and travel site, Simplegoodness.us. Since moving to Philadelphia in 2011, we’ve taken a … Continued

2022 California Vacation Part 3

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Day Ten: Carmel After another couple of days with long walks, we decided to just stay in Carmel the next day. We went back to Carmel Belle for breakfast. This time, Holly got the avocado toast, and I got the … Continued

2022 California Vacation Part 1

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Day Four: Flight to Monterey and Carmel-by-the-Sea Our flight from Phoenix to Monterey was our only flight that left on the early side. And by “early,” I mean 10:00 am. We were lucky that we were able to arrange our … Continued

Planning a Vacation

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Making Plans Holly and I planned our first vacation in 3 years! Yes, we took a trip to Solvang, CA this past October. We had a great time, and it was a welcomed break from work. But it was mainly … Continued