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Switzerland with Dad, Remembering Mom

May 7, 2016

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This is the second part to the “Paris with Dad..” article. Dad and I went to Paris and Switzerland in the summer of 2015 to visit places he and mom had loved – favorite sites,  restaurants, and hotels.  I was there for ten days (five days in Paris and five days in Switzerland) and he […]

The “New” Chandler’s in Carlsbad CA

May 3, 2016

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I wasn’t always a good cook. There was a time when I burnt grilled cheese and pizza… frozen pizza. I sometimes multitask while in the kitchen and tend to forget that I’m cooking. Fortunately I’m a much better cook these days, having some experience now, tons of cookbooks, and the internet. Throwing together a gourmet […]

Hotel Del Coronado at the Holiday’s

January 1, 2015

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    There’s something magical about the Hotel Del Coronado during the holiday’s, where the beauty of the coastline coexists with luxury holiday spirt. We booked our room at the Del months in advance for New Years Eve and when we heard the weather report we were prepared to stay in all night and listen […]

“Walkabout Malibu to Mexico” book review

November 30, 2014

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There are different ways to go about a hike and explore the area. Cheryl Strayed (played by Reece Witherspoon) in the movie “Wild” loaded up a huge backpack and set out to find herself along the 1000 mile Pacific Coast Trail. Tom Courtney, a retired college instructor, has discovered that a series of coastal day […]

Wilson Creek Winery, Temecula CA

October 4, 2014

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Some people don’t look forward to school, but I can’t wait for my classes! I’m enrolled in the San Diego State University Business of Wine certificate program and so far I’ve learned about Australian wines, pairing food and wine, exploring all wines and regions, wine faults and flaws, and now just finished the class “Wine […]

Timeshares? Are they worth it?

February 9, 2014

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Are timeshares a good deal or not? The high pressure sales teams will present to you a deal that “will change your life”. A package loaded with bonuses, extras, and discounts, but the deal on the table is only good today. If you say no, you’ll get another lower priced offer, and then another and […]

Sonora California – one unplanned day

August 14, 2013

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Sonora, California was not on our list to visit, but we found ourselves with a full day to kill in this small western town of 5,000 people. We actually went to Groveland, to buy a car from a friend. Groveland is an even smaller town – with just one main street – 26 miles outside […]