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What I Ate: Iconic Eats

It’s a very special What I Ate Wednesday… It’s my birthday! This year I’m celebrating with some of my favorite and most iconic “eats” around the world. When one thinks of Paris, they think of the Eiffel Tower… and a macaron. When one thinks of England, they think of Big Ben… and fish ‘n chips.… Continue reading What I Ate: Iconic Eats

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What I Ate in Australia

It’s everyone’s favorite: What I Ate Wednesday! Today I feel like going Down Under to one of my favorite places: Australia! This was a very special trip for me because my then-boyfriend (now husband) knew I’d always wanted to go to Australia, and took me there for my 28th birthday! We saw and Opera at… Continue reading What I Ate in Australia

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Last Days Down Under!

Originally published on 17 August 2013. It’s our last day in Cairns, and it’s time for breakfast! We found a place near the Esplanade with a buffet that reminded me of Ireland’s breakfast because it included baked beans! Also on the buffet were stewed tomatoes with Italian herbs (so it tasted like spaghetti sauce), eggs, sausages,… Continue reading Last Days Down Under!

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Koalas and Vegemite

Originally published on 16 August 2013. Steve and I were in for quite a treat today—holding koalas and exploring the rain forest! We took and excursion up to Kuranda, which is a former hippie village in the rainforest, just above Cairns. The bus was a bit late, but everything seemed to be running late that… Continue reading Koalas and Vegemite

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Secret Fear in the Coral Sea…

Originally published on 13 August 2013. Cairns (pronounced “cans”), here we come! Cairns is in the northern-most part of Australia in the state of Queensland, Australia’s Sunshine State! As soon as we walked off the plane, we felt a wonderfully warm temperature: 26 degrees (79 degrees F)! We had decided to check our bags on the… Continue reading Secret Fear in the Coral Sea…

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Dreams Come True!

Originally published 12 August 2013. G’Day, mates! Today’s adventures had Steve and me high on life and lookin’ fancy! This was so close to a perfect day, I think I could relive it over and over and never tire of it. First stop, Sydney Tower! Of all the places I’ve been to the top of—Washington… Continue reading Dreams Come True!

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Australian Birthday Extravaganza!

Originally published 10 August 2013. We made it! Our plane found the Australian sunrise just half an hour or so before we landed, and it was every bit as beautiful as Wednesday’s sunset. Breakfast was quite the feast, with two types of eggs, sweet rolls, fruit, yogurt, juice, and coffee. We landed right on time and… Continue reading Australian Birthday Extravaganza!