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Orlando Vacation, Day 1, Part II: Shut the Hell Up!

Note: Diamondqueen notifies me of any mistakes I make in my blog posts. Cross-outs reflect the corrected mistake, which immediately follows. We made the long trek from the Cabana Bay lobby to the parking garage to get our baggage, then …
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Summertime Blues

It wasn’t writer’s block or lack of desire to write that made me put off recounting my adventure with Diamondqueen and the Hooligans on vacation in June. I was feeling rather depressed and thought it might creep into my writing. …
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That Vacation Trip, Day 2-B: Tennessee Back Roads to Shiloh

Once we left the Columbia Pike, we traveled a four-lane highway until our designated exit. There we took up a stretch of back roads that was gorgeous. Despite the heat, the June countryside looked green and full, the flowerings in …
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That Vacation Trip, Day 1: Dukes and Ghosts

I never did get around to blogging the vacation trip I took with Diamondqueen and the Hooligans in mid-June of last summer. At the time, it was partly because our Internet connections were so wonky at the hotels where we …
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Vacation, Day 5, Part 1: Still Craving Krispy Kreme

We were all ready to go home by Sunday morning. We had a good time, but even the beach can wipe you out after awhile. While Diamondqueen took a load of bags down to the car, I snapped a photo …
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Vacation, Day 4, Part 2 – More Plans Awry

After spending several hours at the beach late Saturday afternoon with Diamondqueen and the Hooligans, with the smoky wind swirling and the waves the roughest we’d seen yet that week, I was ready for another meal like this one. We …
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Vacation, Day 4, Part 1: Best Laid Plans for Breakfast

It seemed so simple. Rather than go out and get our third consecutive breakfast buffet somewhere, why not get some Krispy Kreme doughnuts and bring them back to the room? There was a Haagen Dazs store right across the street from …
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Vacation, Day 3, Part 3 – Hippos on the Boardwalk

After our dinner in the hotel restaurant, Diamondqueen, the Hooligans, and I went out for a stroll on the boardwalk. Naturally, we had to take the two hippos with us. After all, they’d come with all their beach gear and …
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Vacation, Day3, Part 2 – Frozen Margaritas

Somehow we’d developed the habit of skipping lunch during the trip (the kids were always snacking in the hotel room, and eating a big breakfast late kept Diamondqueen and me going). By Thursday evening, though, I wanted a real meal, preferably seafood. …
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Vacation, Day 3, Part 1 – Souvenir Shops

We all slept in on Thursday morning, so we were more than ready for breakfast by the time we pulled ourselves together. I thought there must be plenty of eateries along Atlantic Avenue, so we herded the Hooligans into the …
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