Where are you going?

Every year about this time, we look at each other and say, Where are we going this year?  We are both intense negotiators, and of course there is so much out there to see.  So the bidding begins.  We are thinking Africa. Where are you headed to this year?

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El Gaucho is El Greato!

Arguably one of the very best steak shops in the northwest.  Everything you would expect from handcut selections of 30 day dry aged Angus.  Sides are a lot of quality over quantity highlights include: cut corn, mac and cheese and potato in various forms. buckle up for the price.  Entry level steak is going to run […]


The Goat is Great!

Before reading this review, you must know that i visited the Goat during a U of Tex football game.  I hear their team is ok.  Anyway, this place is an absolute crazytown during afore mentioned festivities. Do you remember the days when life was simple, people did things without all the flash and fireworks?  Well […]


Luci vs. Mike Round 1 The Waldorf (Mike)

Our first morning at the Waldorf, I woke up looked at the vaulted ceiling and said to myself, “I am at the Waldorf!”  (My second thought was “Maybe now my mother in law will not think I am a such a loser.”  A man can dream?) OK, I am a Hilton junkie.  I actually get […]

Cherry Blossoms

Guest Post: Ever thought about global volunteering?

You may have heard now about short-term international volunteer opportunities, where you’ll have the chance to soak in a new culture while giving back to your host community. You also might have looked into different programs – figured out where you’d like to go, what you’d like to do, how much it costs, and more. […]

Surviving the Talkative Airplane Seatmate

Surviving the Talkative Airplane Seatmate

(CNN) — All I wanted to do was to fall asleep in my tiny seat on the last leg of a grueling day of air travel, when I was cornered by the Talkative Airplane Seatmate — a species oblivious to yawns and one-word answers. My chatty neighbor was a forklift accident expert — a job […]

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I was surprised when I first suggested to Luci that we spend a few days in the jungle that I didn’t face any resistance…just a “great honey”.  I don’t quite think she realized what we were in for.  It was not until the date of departure neared, that I informed her that we needed to get a […]