off to a fast start

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Sitting in the Super 8 in Elk Grove IL, our plane leaves at 9:05 tomorrow morning. This is a new experiment for us, as usually flights to europe are overnight flights. This one will put us in London at 10:45 PM. We are hopeful that this will alleviate …

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testing

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In preparation for the big upcoming trip to Europe I wanted to try out a couple of blogging apps for my iPad. I will be on the road for almost a month without my laptop.

Since I am writing this from home here is a picture of the sunset from …

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dinner at the chefs table

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After spending a ton of money in town, what could be better than a great meal on the ship. One of the activities that Jane had researched before the cruise is called the Chef's table. This is a really exclusive experience that they only do once a cruise for a …

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airboat ride in the everglades

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This morning started out like any other morning. The alarm went off at 6:15 so that we could get up and get on our way to the everglades. We left the Embassy Suites and walked down 17th Avenue toward the intercostal waterway where we were picking up our rental …

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3 days of r&r in sedona

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After all of our hiking and rafting adventure we are ending the trip with 3 days of rest and relaxation in Sedona. Our major activities here are a Pink Jeep tour, Golfing, and a massage for the women in the family. Otherwise we are doing lots of pool time and …

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grand canyon - river to rim

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The call for "Hooaaahhht Coffeeeeee" went out at 4:30AM. It was already twilight in the East and it was time to pack up camp and get on the rafts for the final 3/4 mile of our journey. We had all come a long way on this trip. From …

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down the colorado into the canyon

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For three days we had a great raft trip with Wilderness River Adventures. The trip was amazing! For three days we saw the Grand Canyon in a way that few are lucky enough to see, from the bottom up. As we rafted along we literally saw the history of the …

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bryce canyon sunrise -- antelope canyon

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It was an early morning today. The alarm went off at 5:30 and we were out of the hotel by 5:43. We made a short drive up to Bryce Point in twilight. The temperature was only 37 degrees but it did not seem too cold. We waited a …

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