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Recipe: Chicken Teriyaki with Sauteed Cabbage

Even though St. Augustine, FL wasn’t part of my Top 10 U.S. Cities post, it sure could have been. I love that city. It is close enough for us that we can make it a day trip, but we don’t take full advantage of this beautiful old city and all it has to offer.  We have been there several times since we’ve had kids and always swear we’re going to make it a point to go more often.  Well, we went this past weekend for the day and really lucked out weather-wise- it was a perfect Florida fall day.  We wore light…

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Top 10 U.S. Cities I’ve Visited

1. Asheville, NC I’ve visited Asheville probably eight or ten times by now. Every time I go, I love it even more. The whole city has a very laid-back, artsy vibe. According to my husband, I am the least laid-back person he knows, so maybe that’s why I like Asheville so much…something different. We even visited Asheville on our honeymoon. One of my favorite parts of our honeymoon was the carriage ride behind the Biltmore Estate. 2. Cooperstown, NY I’m no baseball fan. In fact, I would probably consider it one of my least favorite sports to watch (behind soccer…

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Travel Recap: Bahamas Cruise

Cesar and I have been talking about going on a cruise for a while now, but just…hadn’t.  One Friday afternoon, Cesar called me from work and said he had just gotten an email about a great deal on a cruise…and, well, did I want to go?  When I heard the price, I agreed it was great and we decided we couldn’t turn it down.  The catch?  It was a last minute deal and the cruise left on Monday…three days later! Well, after a little convincing on Cesar’s part, we jumped on the offer.  We decided to bring Sophia with us…

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Travel Recap: San Juan, Puerto Rico

As I mentioned in my previous post, a few weeks ago, Cesar and I and the girls went to San Juan, Puerto Rico for a long weekend trip. Some friends of ours got married on a military base in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. We had been talking about going to Puerto Rico for quite a while, so when the opportunity arose, we jumped on it. After hours upon hours of research by the money conscious spouse in our marriage (that would be me), we decided our best bet would be to stay in San Juan and commute the 2 1/2 hours…

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My Week in Instagram Pictures

Wow, I have a ton of pictures from the last week. Cesar and I and the girls went to Puerto Rico last week for a friend’s wedding and made it into a little vacation. It was our first vacation as a family of four, and geez…it was chaotic to say the least! But we had a good time just the four of us navigating Puerto Rico’s crazy (and sometimes scary) roads. More on Puerto Rico later. But for now, let’s get into my week in Instagram pictures. They are a little out of order this week…I used a new program…

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Travel Recap: Our Summer Vacation Part 2

Skaneateles, NY On Saturday morning, we got up and drove to Skaneateles.  We walked around downtown (which was absolutely packed) for a couple hours, then ate lunch at Johnny Angel’s for lunch, which was pretty good and cheap.  After lunch, we went to check into our hotel, Holiday Inn in Auburn, to start getting ready for the wedding.  When booking our hotel, there was hardly anything available, but almost everyone else we knew attending the wedding was staying in the same hotel, so we were pretty happy with it. In the early evening, we attended the outdoor ceremony then went…

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Travel Recap: Our Summer Vacation Part 1

When Sophia was only 2 months old, Cesar, Sophia, and I took a trip to the mountains in Tennessee.  At that young of an age, Sophia couldn’t have been a better traveler for our 10 hour drive up to our cabin.  A year later…not so much.  At 13 months old, in planning our trip to upstate New York, we new good and well we wouldn’t be able to cross the Florida/Georgia line before we had one cranky little girl on our hands. In the past, when traveling up to New York, we have flown several times, but most of the…

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Travel Recap: Las Vegas, NV

Ok, so remember I said New Orleans was one of my favorite cities?  Well, I think Las Vegas is my other favorite.  I’ve been twice, Cesar has been once.  We both love Vegas and are constantly talking about going back.  It’s such a fun city…there is something there for everyone (for real). When We Went: Cesar and I went in August.  I have also been there in July.  Both very hot. Where We Stayed: I stayed at The Venetian when I went.  It was great!  I think every room there is a suite.  We had a great view of the…

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Top 10 places I want to visit

I have a very strong desire to travel the world. I like to say I want to see all seven continents, but really…who am I kidding? Who the heck wants to go to Antarctica? Not me, considering I think Florida “winters” are pretty darn cold. In no specific order, here are the top 10 places I can think of that I’d like to visit. 1. Cinque Terre, Italy Photo from Cinque Terre Tourism 2. Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica Photo from Yahoo! Travel 3. Santorini, Greece Photo from Santorini.com 4. Tahiti Photo from Tahiti Tourism 5. Oahu, Hawaii Photo from Norema…

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Travel Recap: Nashville, TN

I’ve been to Nashville several times over the past few years, but Cesar and I have been three times together.  It is a fun city to visit.  My first impression before even going there was that it was going to be all about country music, and while I am a country music fan, Cesar is not.  To my surprise, there is so much going on there, and you don’t even have to like country to have fun there! When We Went: We went in December, February, and July.  December and February were much more enjoyable weather-wise than July.  When we…

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