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We’re Back – Disney World 2008

We made it home! Despite torrential rains, getting sick halfway through our trip, and rear-ending a car on the way home from the airport, we had a great time. We walked right on to every ride, visited Typhoon Lagoon three days in a row, rode Pirates of the Caribbean five times, highly recommend the Disney Dining Plan (make reservations at…

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Big Decision

We leave for Disney in just a few short hours, and I made a big decision. A decision I’ve never made before. A decision I never thought I would make. I’m not taking my laptop. That’s right. I’m going to enjoy my vacation, take a break from the computer, and diligently screen my calls. I’ll be back next weekend with…

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AirTran Sucks

I am so mad I could spit. I just received the check-in email from AirTran and it shows that both our flight times have been changed by two hours and that we now have a layover in Atlanta on our way to Florida. After being on hold for 40 minutes and told repeatedly by the snotty customer service lady that…

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A trip to the apple orchard…

I ventured to County Line Orchard with my mom, Madeline, Katharine, and Jack this afternoon and being outnumbered by people under three feet tall is exhausting! Plus, picking apples when it’s 80 degrees and sunny isn’t exactly the ideal way to ring in the fall equinox. I suggested that we set a limit on the number of apples everyone picks,…

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PJP Memorial

Northwest Indiana is littered with religious memorials. The Shrine of Christ’s Passion is the most well-known, but it’s a bit grandiose for my tastes. I prefer the PJP Memorial at the Carmelite Friary. Notice that the statue is of Pope John Paul II, not that crazy Pope Benedict XVI. I was completely enthralled with the process of choosing the new…

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Mold-A-Rama 2008

I made it my mission during our trip to Bookfield Zoo to collect every Mold-A-Rama in the park, and I almost succeeded. If you’re not familiar with the Mold-A-Rama, it’s a contraption developed in the 1950’s that instantly makes colorful plastic toys. The machines are sprinkled throughout the US, but Chicago has the most, with 11 at Brookfield Zoo and…

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