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A Day at the Races

The races at Del Mar This week we headed down the coast from LA to Corona. The attraction was Legoland for their Brick or Treat party. Our youngest daughter and grandson decided to spend the day there while our eldest and I took the opportunity to visit the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club for their Bing Crosby meet. The race track…

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Driving to California

Although I have made the trip many times, I still enjoy the drive from Alberta down to L.A. While there are a number of stretches that seem to go on and on, there is also breathtaking scenery that is like no other. Taking the time to appreciate these vistas is often what is missing from a journey. At those times…

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Thanksgiving Staycation

I’m a big fan of the Marriott chain of hotels. We stay at their properties almost exclusively and thus I have earned the Platinum Elite level in their loyalty program. With this, I earn even more points and often enjoy the benefits of complimentary upgrades. I have to tell you, I’m a sucker for free stuff and really appreciate the…

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Chicken & Waffles, Fried Biscuits and a Gospel Brunch

Keeping with this month’s theme of ‘dish’ I am once again straying a bit from today’s prompt. Why? Two reasons, first I don’t remember a food that I dreaded being served in my childhood and second because I am busy making reservations for our upcoming road trip. Food always plays a big part of our travel. Not the simple we…

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California…NOLA…Florida Here We Come

After a weekend spent watching Blue Jays baseball, the Giants beat the Bills, and the Broncos beat the Vikings, we settled in for Sunday Night Football and a great win by the Saints over the Cowboys. As we were watching the late game, among the requisite clips of the local area, there was a video of a coffee shop (Cafe…

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Is Tiered Admission Pricing Coming to Disney Parks?

In the midst of getting ready for our Disney trip, I’ve been reading about their latest idea to have tiered pricing for park admission. I immediately had a vision of park guests arguing at the turnstiles because their Bronze ticket would not allow them admittance because it was a Gold day. The devil may be in the details as Disney considers…

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