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Paris-Malta-Rome 2011 Part 4 Rome

I only stayed in Rome for 2 nights, and I think I slept for about 24 hours while I was there. I was zonked. My first trimester was not rough by any standard, but I was so tired. Luckily my main goals in Rome were eating and shopping. I quickly discovered that shopping there is too expensive, so  ...

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Paris-Malta-Rome 2011 Part 3 Malta

We took the bus to the ferry to the bus to the taxi to Xlendi Bay on Gozo, the second-largest island of Malta. I have to say that the ferry ride was downright creepy. It was easy to notice a lack of birds on the coastline– there were only about 3 gulls on the whole ferry ride, and no  ...

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Paris-Malta-Rome 2011 Part 2, Malta

First of all, when my friends decided they were staying in Malta for the summer I had to look up where Malta was. I knew there were the Knights of Malta, the Maltese Falcon, Maltese dogs, and that it was somewhere in the Mediterranean. To save you the trouble, in case you are as geographically  ...

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Paris-Malta-Rome 2011

This summer I took a trip to Europe to visit friends who were living in Malta over the summer. On the way there I stopped in Paris, and on the way back I stopped in Rome. It was so lovely! I had just found out I was pregnant a week before I left, so unfortunately my plans for drinking red wine  ...

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Chicago Part III

Day 4, Sunday May 22: We ran around like crazy again. We took the train downtown, and by this time we were pro enough (with guidance from our friends) to make a transfer! I felt like a real big-city girl. First order of business was to visit my friend Sue the T. rex. We share a name, you know.  ...

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Chicago Part II

Day 3, Saturday May 21: We ate breakfast at Victory’s Banner, which is run by the followers of Sri Chinmoy. It is a very peaceful space and the all-vegetarian brunch menu is really delicious. I had eggs with pesto, feta, and tomatoes. It was lovely. We did not pound the pavement checking  ...

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Chicago Part I

BT and I went to Chicago for a long weekend to visit friends and celebrate my birthday.  It was my first time to the city, and I might have bitten off more than I could chew but I loved every minute. Day 1, Thursday May 19: The very first stop was Rick Bayless’s restaurant, Frontera.  ...

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Where to go…

I found this bridge in Jones State Forest near Conroe. What a surprise! Gardening has definitely slowed down for me! I have been spending time doing other things. I guess I was trying to figure out whether to diversify the blog from gardening, but it looks like I had already done that one post  ...

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