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…. excited about getting their Muggles passes

Thirty years later and the monorail was right where I remembered it to be. However there are many more steps between the Monorail and the rides than I recalled. Yes, the monorail does connect the Contemporary Village and Polynesian Village to the Magic Kingdom, however we now have Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom and Epcot Center

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…. ever heard of the Rusty Nail?”

Our desire to return to Miami was greater than our desire to explore Key West further so TWWNCBUIP got busy with TripAdvisor and the telephone and was lucky enough to score an incredible deal at the Fontainebleau Hotel on South Beach in Miami. Garrett had been perusing the internet where he had discovered this Miami

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…. I can buy 3 new pair for $9.50!

The best beginning of a day since yesterday. Breakfast by the palm lined pool at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables. Then …. out the door and off to the beach. South Beach!  We are such rookies that we didn’t even know that it was supposed to be tough to find a place to park

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… café au lait at Cafe du Monde or brunch at Mr. B’s Bistro?

We rolled into New Orleans at dusk and intended to surprise Lizzy at her workplace “Oak” but she surprised us instead by not being at work. Coworkers told us that she had a music gig that night. We decided to stay for dinner and were happy to find that this was one of the best

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. . . . no pictures allowed.

Before dedicating a day to exploring the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame I fortified myself with Cheerios and coffee while the nephews dined on fresh orange juice, yogurt and granola (it’s my story – can tell it any way I want – besides this will look good to the nephews’ parents). The Hall was

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.. recalculating ….

In two words I can describe the drive to Chicago. I slept. After 9 hours, I was awakened as we entered the city and was instructed to finish the drive to our hotel (TWWNCBUIP does not choose to drive in the city or parallel park). If you have never tried to dock at your hotel

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And a movie about a teddy bear …

The boys were still sound asleep when we arrived to pick up them at CB’s on Tuesday morning, however CB only had to mention biscuits and gravy and they were racing to the showers to get ready for a down home Memphis breakfast feast. We were out the door in 15 minutes. After our overwhelming

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It’s the crack of dawn ….

and the nephews, TWWNCBUIP and I are loaded into the minivan, about to head out on Road Trip 2012. First stop Memphis. It seems we have made our way to Memphis as the first stop on several Road Trips…could be that’s because Memphis has been home to Chicken Boy and Calvin (CB’s wife) for the

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Crying in the chapel…..

Arriving in Rome we were taken immediately to our hotel – The Giulo Cesare, where we were greeted by a rep of VBT – the quite dapper, Dr. Utr. Ius Frank Van den Broeke.  Snappy jacket, purple tie, white hat and a bicycle. After a brief orientation, with special instructions about how to always “stand

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A few confessions …

Things are winding down for the bikers. A quick ride in the morning. Off to Lecce for lunch and a Cappucino. Visit to another church where I heard a few confessions. Naptime in the Masseria.[slideshow] Farewell dinner. Head count before boarding the bus, and we are off to the airport in Brendisi.

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