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Four Days in the Woodlands

I’ve always been interested in music festivals – the way I’m interested in running a marathon, or learning how to sail. These activities sound like they’d be very rewarding once they’re complete, and like they’d be good to list on a resume of completed bucket list items, but I wondered if I’d really enjoy a fest. Camping?… Continue reading Four Days in the Woodlands

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35th Annual Seafood Festival in John’s Pass, Florida

My sister gave me major side eye: “Trace, did you just say a Seafood Festival?” she asked skeptically as we watched the fourth game of the World Series on our living room couch, discussing our plans for Sunday. “You do remember that Dad’s allergic to shellfish… Russell’s allergic to shellfish… you’re a vegetarian… and Mom doesn’t eat… Continue reading 35th Annual Seafood Festival in John’s Pass, Florida

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Tampa Travels: St. Pete Municipal Beach

Phylliss (sister-in-law) and I were craving some fun in the sun a couple weekends ago, so we convinced her boyfriend and Russell to join us at the beach. Armed with our favorite backpack chairs, towels, and Sun-In to avoid a bimonthly $200 fee at my hair salon (spoiler alert, it didn’t work quite like I hoped),… Continue reading Tampa Travels: St. Pete Municipal Beach

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Tampa Travels: Red Mesa Mercado in St Petersburg

Ahhh… Mexican food. Queso, soft tortillas, salty chips, sour cream, queso… while I am admittedly a picky cheese-atarian, I can always find┬ásomething at a Mexican restaurant, and usually something that I can easily eat until I enter into a food coma. So when Russell and I headed over to his sister Phylliss’ new digs across… Continue reading Tampa Travels: Red Mesa Mercado in St Petersburg