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California’s Electric Blue Waves

After weeks of staying within about a five-mile radius of home, this past weekend we headed down Interstate 5 to San Clemente in south Orange County, California. The main purpose was to celebrate Mother's Day with the Grammy and Grandpa Haas, who we haven't seen since the beginning of the stay at home orders. The… Continue reading California’s Electric Blue Waves

Europe and the United Kingdom, Historical sites, history, Museums, Travel, Uncategorized, Vacation

The Tower of London

  The final post in our Great British Adventure series focuses on the Tower of London.  It is one of the attractions included with the London Pass, however, given its rich and interesting history, I felt that it deserved its own post.  I am also reluctant to say good-bye to our fun British adventures. It… Continue reading The Tower of London

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The London Pass

As mentioned in Welcome to London, we utilized the London Pass to save a couple hundred pounds on activities and transportation. We did our research prior to purchasing the pass to see whether the activities offered in the pass were those that we were interested in, and whether there would be a significant enough cost… Continue reading The London Pass

Europe and the United Kingdom, Family, Hobbies, Museums, Travel, Uncategorized, Vacation

A Magical World: Warner Bros Studio Tour

“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” -Albus Dumbledore We have three Harry Potter fanatics in our family.  I began reading the books in 2000, after the release of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Much as I poked fun of the adults in my life for obsessing over… Continue reading A Magical World: Warner Bros Studio Tour

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Welcome to London

London, England is an amazing city. It marries a long tradition and history with 21st century modernity, and this vibe was evident in what we were able to do and see during our four-day stay in London. As many a travel site has commented, London is an expensive city to visit.  The British pound is… Continue reading Welcome to London