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Mexico 2016

Our Mexico trip got off to a rocky start this year.   We had a very early flight that somehow managed to sit on the tarmack for an hour prior to takeoff.  So despite, making up time, and sprinting around the…

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Oregon Coast Post Number 2 and Portland

South of Cannon Beach We made a very good decision the next morning by taking the long way to Portland heading south to Tillamook before turning inland.    We stopped at  Hug Point State Park and had an iconic walk holding…

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Oregon Coast

We landed in Portland on a Sunday afternoon and headed to the legendary Oregon coast.  We couldn’t quite force ourselves to spend the megabucks to stay right on the ocean, but we had a nice place in the town of…

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Seattle Stop 2015

On our way to our daughter Rachel’s wedding, we stopped in Seattle to visit long time,  dear friend, Jim Carlson.  We wandered Pike’s Place waiting for Jim to get out of work then on to the Dahlia lounge for a nice…

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Stellas – Best Burger?

We have been hearing about best burgers in Grand Rapids or even in West Michigan at Stellas for over a year now.  We finally got a chance to get downtown fairly early on a week night and decided to check…

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Last Day in Budapest

Note: this is a delayed post. Because I was staying in Hungary for 3 more weeks, I had to drop off laundry yesterday and pick it up today. The un-glamorous side of tourism. Next we were off for a short…

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Budapest On Our Own

NO PLANS IN BUDAPEST Despite all our best efforts , we still fill our days too full.  We did manage to sleep in and have another relaxed breakfast complete with fresh baked pastries.  We started our day with a depressing…

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Budapest – A Walking Tour

Budapest in the Morning It is a bit amazing how places seem a bit dull and disappointing when you arrive after a day of travelling…. and that same place looks interesting and inviting the next morning !! There is a…

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Trencin to Budapest

A night in Slovakia Well sleep was a little spotty. We had air conditioning but the duvets were some sort of synthetic that was perfect at provoking sweat. Then there were the drunks going by yelling on the street on…

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From Czech To Slovakia

Been Drivin’ all Day, My Hand’s Wet on the Wheel Up and out the door we are off to Slovakia today.   John had the great idea of winding through Slovakia on the way back to Budapest.  Sometimes it seemed…

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