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Road Trip: Grand Canyon

                          So after we left Hoover Dam and crossed to the Arizona side, our road trip began to feel like the real deal. I became more comfortable driving the rental mini-SUV,  and the freeway felt like a long lost friend. Soon it was time to stop for lunch, …

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Road Trip: Hoover Dam Via Las Vegas

                          I have friends who religiously make annual pilgrimages to Vegas. Out of their own volition! I’ve been there maybe seven or eight times in my whole life and that’s about five or six times too many. I don’t drink (much), gamble (at all), or enjoy buffets (unless there’s such a thing as …

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Road Trip: Los Angeles

                          Growing up in the car culture that is Texas, I am no stranger to road trips. Some of my favorite childhood memories involve road trips to the beach with my parents and sisters.  As an adult, I have had my fair share of roaming by car, but …

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A Vietnamese Celebration In Dallas

So for the whole month of April I lived out of a suitcase and had not much time for blogging. It started with a trip to New York, followed by a quick stop in Dallas to see my parents.                           While I was there, they asked me to …

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Winter Wonderland

You would think that packing would be a cinch for me by now. I should be able to do it with my eyes closed, right? Well, generally that would be true. But for whatever silly reason, on this trip to NY I sorely underestimated the whims of Mother Nature–how she could give me sunshine one day (cue all the adorable …