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Key West By Bike

Key West By Bike

We visited Key West this past weekend and booked our room at the Key Lime Inn again. The same place we stayed in January when I went to the memoir writing workshop. But we did something different on this visit. We rented bikes. And I'll never visit Key West any other way again. We saw parts of...
How to Gain 5 Pounds in 6 Days (Las Vegas)

How to Gain 5 Pounds in 6 Days (Las Vegas)

Today is the day after I returned home from my trip to Las Vegas. It was one of the best Las Vegas trips I've ever been on. The weather was gorgeous. Warm during the day. Cool at night. My husband and I were alone except for the one evening we got to spend with a college...
No Reservations: A Trip To Key West

No Reservations: A Trip To Key West

I did something last weekend that I never, ever do. That goes against every bone in my body. (And no, it's not some Tantric sex thing.) I arrived in a town without a hotel reservation for the weekend. Ay Dios mio. Or as my people would say: Oy vey.
New Refrigerator Is As Good As An Orgasm (Almost)

New Refrigerator Is As Good As An Orgasm (Almost)

My refrigerator died two and a half weeks ago. After 14 years, almost to the day, the poor thing had finally had enough. And its death was not surprising. My family worked that fridge hard. Babies to teens. First marriage to a second one. While all around it, things changed. New paint color. New flooring. Two...
My Israeli Adventure: Day 5 (Tel Aviv & Jaffa)

My Israeli Adventure: Day 5 (Tel Aviv & Jaffa)

My last day in Israel was my only day in Tel Aviv. True to form, our group of 13 woke up early to get a jump on the day.Our first stop was Independence Hall, where Israel’s Declaration of Independence was signed in 1948. The tour included a really fascinating recounting of the history of Tel...
My Israeli Adventure: Day 3 (Pottery, Tanks, Soldiers & Bugles)

My Israeli Adventure: Day 3 (Pottery, Tanks, Soldiers & Bugles)

Day 3 of My Israeli Adventure started out pretty early because our party of 13 had to make our way out to Beit Guvrin National Park. All I knew about the day’s itinerary was that we were going on an archaeological dig.And as with so much of this week-long trip, I didn’t ask any questions...