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It’s a Go for the Kennedy Space Center!

Now I know that when I asked if the Kennedy Space Center was appropriate for a 6-year-old, I was asking what might be the dumbest question ever. There is a whole universe of stuff for kids to do there. I’ve … Continue reading

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Asheville’s Calling

The ads are cheesy. An iPhone rings and the caller I.D. says Asheville, N.C. The tagline from this tourism board commercial is “Asheville’s calling. Will you answer?” Asheville has been calling me for a while but not because of the … Continue reading

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Stalking Homeland in Charlotte

The year has flown by and it’s time for the annual weekend visit from my nearly lifelong friend Bill. Although Bill would be content to spend the two and a half days sitting on a couch yacking, that is not … Continue reading

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Easter Island Planning & Packing Tips

A trip to Easter Island is the trip of a lifetime. A trip to Easter Island is long and expensive. But if you are one of the 50,000 or so people who make this trek every year, you will be … Continue reading

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Daily Torture – More DNC Fun

The hottest tickets in town dropped in my lap at a business meeting. Tracy could barely contain her excitement and concentrate on the purpose of the meeting. She had just gotten her hands on tickets to a taping of “The … Continue reading

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Frightened by Fur on Easter Island – Day 4

*To fully appreciate the pictures, click on them to see them full size* It’s 6 am and Edith is rattling our door. Scared out of a dead sleep, we are a bit alarmed and confused until we figure out that … Continue reading

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A Mountain of Moai on Easter Island – Day 3.5

*To fully appreciate the pictures, click on them to see them full size* The day is just getting away from us. Taking the unexpected cave tours with Bill threw off our timing for the rest of the day so when … Continue reading

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Driving Easter Island Day 3

*To fully appreciate the pictures, click on them to see them full size* Our second night on Easter Island is blissfully quieter than the first. The barking from the strays who wander the island is much more subdued. Could someone … Continue reading

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Easter Island Day 2

*To fully appreciate the pictures, click on them to see them full size* The power is out when we wake up around 6 am. Easter Island is powered by diesel that runs generators and they can be finicky. It’s still … Continue reading

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Jet Lagged Exploring on Easter Island Day 1

*To fully appreciate the pictures, click on them to see them full size* After 25 hours of traveling, we arrive on Easter Island at 6:50 on a Sunday morning. We descend the stairs to the tarmac, walk to the terminal, … Continue reading

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