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United States

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  • Day30

    Smells beautiful, fresh air, happy smiling people everywhere, mysterious clouds and blue skies ...... what's not to love from what we have seen already !!!!

    Can't wait to delve in further and explore Hawaii :)

  • Day420

    Fuqua (School of business) Idol with Nick performing, evening spend with Trevor Noah with an elegantly served cup of wine (yes, it is half of the bottle in one glass, and yes, you can drink wine inside of theater room in Durham) and little discussion in little street in downtown with Claire and Tate. What an evening!
    Or should I add #blessed now?
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    Fuqua má talent a Nick ako časť hlavnej kapely, večer v spoločnosti Trevora Noah s elegantne naservírocaným pohárom vína v ruke (áno, je v tom pohári polovica flaše, a áno, u nás v Durhame sa môže piť víno v hľadisku) a záver večera strávený s Claire a Tatetom v malej uličke centra mesta. Aký úžasný večer! :)Read more

  • Day29

    We were so lucky and grateful today to be upgraded to First Class for the 6 hr flight to Hawaii.

    We were like school kids so excited and amazing what a bit of thank you and kindness can give you! Our host was the best :) and even loaded us up with free drinks for our stay and tips on Hawaii.

    It was amazing to be able to lie down and sleep on a flight and pee without queuing hahha !!! No more close calls!!

    Today is a dream come true for Chad :) I'm so excited for him to be in Hawaii. And making this happen for him makes me smile and happy to the core ! He even got a swim in at the beach today!

    And he left me a little love note :) for my collection haha

    Pretty much going to run ourselves ragged ... have 30 hrs to sleep on the way home!

    Aloha :)
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  • Day46

    Got on a cave tour just as we arrived at Onondaga cave in Missouri.
    It has been raining since we left the Arch. After the cave tour, we setup the tent in the rain. The rain has been continuous, without any breaks 😣

  • Day1

    One of the pilgrim traditions along the Camino is to throw a stone, brought from the place of origin of the pilgrim, onto the pile of stones at the Cruz de Ferro (Iron Cross) at the top of Mounte Irago. Pilgrims assign different meanings to the stones they place. Tom and I visited his childhood home in Delaware today to pick up stones. His stone is pale and oblong, mine is more round and coral in color. Delaware isn't exactly my childhood home in northern Virginia but, relatively speaking, it's pretty close.

    Oh, and there are our matching fit bits. :P
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  • Day1

    Dinner at the Belgian Beer Cafe before we board our red eye to London. We'll arrive tomorrow around 10AM local time for a 3 hour lay over. The second leg of our flight puts us in Paris at about 3:40pm tomorrow.

  • Day28

    Well we staying in the iconic Venice beach! We hit a cool little one bedroom apartment basically 20 meters from the beach. Day one we walked the 5 or so km from our apartment to Santa Monica and the famous Pier!

    Man we saw a re-run of the fruit cakes in Vegas popularly named the Venice freak show in our walk!

    Buskers, cyclists, rollerbladers, muscle men, gymnasts, everlasting sand, peculiar people.... total eclectic mix of personalities, ages and shapes and sizes......

    Pretty much people watched solidly for the whole walk as we took in an entirely different city!

    We had dinner in a chick little Italian restaurant over looking the promenade in Santa Monica which as always provides entertainment and value.

    Think our senses have returned to normal after leaving the over drive of Vegas !!!!

    Looking forward to what LA brings xx
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  • Day28

    We were successful in our plight to master the hop on and hop off bus after the terrible attempt in San Francisco. Yay we did it !!!

    Toured through Santa Monica, Beverley Hills and Hollywood today.

    Some shirt facts of the day if I am remember them

    The walk of fame is 15 blocks long

    Oj simpsons home has been remodeled and the street number changed by new owners to avoid tourists... everyone still knows where it is and the bus driver was not convinced he is guilty 😳

    The farmers markets were amazing as was the little Parisian cafe we had lunch in complete with grab your own blankets to lay on the grass and enjoy the sunshine.... was very cool

    The Beverley hills shield is only in 5 locations - and is
    copy righted.

    In each street on Beverley Hills they have been allocated a different species of tree for the front of each home in the street ... themed in each street. fire hydrants have been painted silver here as they more appropriate for Beverley hills 🤔

    Beverley hills separate from LA as is Santa Monica

    People were Walking their dogs in Prams?!?!?

    We saw
    Fox studios
    Sunset blvd
    Sunset strip
    Rodeo drive
    Chinese Theatre
    Walk of Fame
    Hollywood Iconic Sign
    viper Room and so forth and so more !!

    Exhausted we found a quaint little Peruvian restaurant for Tea and enjoyed an early night :)
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  • Day29

    Happiness is giving to others without expecting anything in return ❤💕 this is how I feel about LA.

    Today we people watched and enjoyed the sites close to home. A lazy 16km tandem ride along the beach amongst other riders, roller skaters, walkers, runners and skate Boarders! Felt amazing and free.

    Breakfast at Santa Monica and then back to explore Marina Del Ray and The Venice Canals and finding the wall art scattered around the place ...... pretty much then spent the Arvo people watching (our self named gigantor back at Muscle Beach🤗), talking about life and our future plans ❤ and genuinely feeling grateful for all we have in life and for the wonderful memories these past few week has given us together.

    If i can download the homeless pianist here, watch it. And if you know chad you know what probs happened next. Warmed my heart.

    Next stop ......
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  • Day1

    John has a conference in Orlando and i decided ti join him. Thats right he works I play (of course i mean work) My goal is to check out all the things one can do FREE or with nominal cost at DisneyWorld. Today i will start at Disney Springs.

    Parking : FREE

    So many shops but i digress. A couple things the kids would like are building stations at tbe Star Wars store and building station at tbe Lego store.-- FREE

    I went straight to the Gurridelli chocolate shop to get my FREE piece of chocolate. That store calls my name.

    I had a nice lunch at Wolfgang Pucks Express. I had a child lunch (turkey and swiss) added a fruit cup and large drink. $11. The sandwich was a good size. The adult combos go up to $14.

    I took pictures of other places to eat.
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