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[30 Aug 2012 | 8 Comments | 3,815 views]
Where I’ve Been….

I didn’t think anyone else really noticed that I took a bit of a hiatus from blogging, and was tickled to see that one of my loyal readers did notice — thanks for the¬†shout (er, call)-out, RL. Anyway, it’s true that I was out of blogging practice for over two months this summer. Not only that, but I haven’t been able to keep up with my own blog reader (there are currently 309 items in my unread food blogger feed), nor have I been very active on Twitter. I have …

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Memories, Travels »

[26 Aug 2012 | 9 Comments | 4,906 views]
Amsterdam: Rijstaffel and Bols Museum

My last post about the Whole Foods Foodie Fantasy contest trip that we took was last November, but I’m determined to finish these up before the one year anniversary of our trip so that I have them to share with others going to Europe.
Before we hit Bruges, or Brugge, Belgium, we were in Amsterdam so obviously these posts aren’t in chronological order.
I had never been to Amsterdam, and one of the first things I noticed is that there were bicycles everywhere!

Other first impressions of Amsterdam: gorgeous buildings, canals everywhere, charming …

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Travels »

[25 Aug 2012 | 5 Comments | 3,901 views]
The Classic American Road Trip

We enjoyed a great, old-fashioned day trip on a Saturday a couple weeks ago when our friend Jon took me, Adam, and Dana, our friend from D.C., in a spin in Hazel, his 1956 Chevy Bel Air.

Jon’s family owned Chevrolet dealerships in Lockhart for three generations, and about twenty years ago, someone traded Hazel in for a new car, and Jon asked his dad to save her for him. Back then, she was a classic red with white interior. This year, Jon connected to Austin Speed Shop in South Austin …

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