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Historic Route 66 Trip ~ Days 7, 8, 9… OK, 10 & 11, too

It was Day 7 on our Historic Route 66 drive when we started to really hightail it. With a budget of 12 days, we were NOwhere near a half-way mark in terms of mileage. YIKES.

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Historic Route 66 Road Trip — Days 4, 5 & 6

October, 2011 Larry and I flew to Chicago, rented a car and drove Route 66 back to Santa Monica.  The adventure continued, and now that we knew we were taking way too much time each day pulling over to photograph every “66” we saw, we agreed to hightail it and use the interstate, when necessary. […]

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Route 66 Legend ~ Hanging With Bobby Lee at his Big Texan Steakhouse

Steak, corn, bread, salad. Just what the doctor ordered the day we rolled into Amarillo on our Route 66 road trip. You’ve seen the Big Texan Steakhouse on the Food Network, right? Man vs. Food. Or in travel books… “Home Of The Free 72 Oz. Steak!” We watched anxiously for signs of it off the […]

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Historic Route 66 Road Trip – Days 1, 2 & 3

Get your motor running. Head out on the highway…. this road trip may be on your Bucket List — driving Historic Route 66 the full way.  Mapbooks, websites, chatrooms, AAA guides all confirmed – there IS NO one long Route 66 road. It’s been chopped and rerouted to smithereens over the decades.  But still, what an adventure […]

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Route 66 Road Trip ~ Before I Post Our Journey, Lessons Learned If You Go

I shot this iconic Historic Route 66 scene on my smartphone. Larry and I live in LA; we flew to Chicago, rented a car and drove 11 days, 8 states and 2675 miles across our big country to reach end-point Santa Monica, a few miles from home. Some people have this trip on their bucket […]

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How to Not Be a Jerk On Valentine’s Day

You forgot.  Or worse… forgot to CARE.  Either way, that significant other is probably expecting something on Valentine’s Day.  Pull out the keyboard – you’re going to make a “gift certificate.”

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Travel Posts

What to Pack BELIZE and the Traveling Clothesline ICELAND & GREENLAND – What to Pack and What Not What to Pack for AFRICA What Women Over 40 Should Pack for PARIS Travel Must-Have: Teensy Eyeglass Repair Kit Road Warrior: 10 Tiny Travel Tools Shoes Blues – Packing for a Snorkeling, Hiking, Kayaking, Rafting, Sightseeing Tour Africa  […]

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Why I Luv Hampton Inns

This gal has stayed at some swanky hotels from Paris’ Hotel de Crillion (twice!), to a six-room suite in a Ritz Carlton, and a good number of Four Seasons (thanks, fat-cat PR client Kahlua), … but now, I go on record:  I luv Hampton Inns.  We just hit yet another…

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Have You Heard of Rancho La Puerta?

My New Yorker friend, Miriam, was the one who told me that Rancho La Puerta is the “gold standard” of spas. She’d spent a week there a few years ago. I was surprised that an adventure traveler such as her would pick a “spa” as a vacation destination, let alone one at the opposite corner […]

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Armadillo Sighting in Beverly Hills

Angelinos (and frequent visitors)…  Does this armadillo look familiar? Surprise! It’s part of a Route 66 art installation on Santa Monica Blvd. between Century City and the 405 freeway. Technically NOT Beverly Hills, but a stone’s throw away.  Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, California is Route 66.

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Light Molasses Cookies

Larry is a crisp connoisseur. He likes cookies with crunch. He also loves when they have a spicy wallop. I prefer “al dente,” slightly soft. These Light Molasses Cookies ROCK for both of us – crisp crunchy edges, flavor that’s fairly intense. Then… right in the middle, awwww… a tender softness.

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Appearances

Did I See You At: November 13, 2014 — Food, Fight, Write — IACP “Be A Pro” Professional Series, The Business of Blogging April 24, 2014 — Les Dames d’Escoffier Webinar Presenter / Fast, Cheap, Easy Ways to Refresh Your Online Presence May 16 – 18, 2014 — Camp Blogaway Bootcamp for Food & Recipe […]

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Our Tour of Wilton and My Autumn Leaves Pie Crust

This pie crust is brought to you by Nancy Siler and Gretchen Homan, who are helping me perfect my autumn leaves. They’re the go-to home economists for baking pretty things – they work at Wilton.

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