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Surprise! I just back from Las Vegas — again. Those of you who follow my Facebook page were in on the secret as soon as I took off, but the trip was so last minute I never had time to announce it here ahead of time. It was a whirlwind trip that showed me an entirely…

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You know what seems like a fantastic idea? An exhilarating airboat tour of the Louisiana Bayou when it’s warm and sunny. You know what seems like not as fantastic of an idea? An endless airboat tour of the Louisiana Bayou when it’s cold and wet and gray — and the day after Fat Tuesday. Of course…

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Read Part I and Part II. While I was loving Mardi Gras from the local perspective, I was also craving a bit of the cheesy traditional one I’d seen in photos all my life. Thus far, we had yet to step inside the French Quarter and I couldn’t shake the feeling that Mardi Gras was “happening…

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Read Part I here. We woke up on Mardi Gras Saturday to bright sun and warm weather. So far, the weather had been pretty glum and so we were pretty much beside ourselves that our first full day of celebrating would be under blue skies. If I were on my own, this would be the point…

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Summer has arrived in upstate New York! This week the weather finally took a turn for the awesome, and I’m remembering how good it is for the soul to feel sun warming up your skin and spend Saturdays outside. Those who lived through this area’s brutal winter are rolling their eyes at me right now, but…

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Back in early December 2013, I was swinging in a hammock in Puerto Maldonado, Peru when I heard an American couple discussing Mardi Gras. My sister Olivia having recently moved to New Orleans, my interest was piqued as they discussed Fat Tuesday’s late calendar date of March 4th. At that point, I was tentatively planning to…

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