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    [5 Jul 2012 | One Comment | ]

    Mostly I write of the big moments that happen in our lives, but the seemingly mundane events are what make life where we live great. Take for instance this one day in the life of the Hamiltons.
    I wake up to our dog Jinjer, who sleeps in our bed with us, wanting to go outside to potty. I rise and grab my robe. On the way through the semi-dark kitchen I get a glance at the time, 5:44 a.m. Pretty typical time for Jinjer to get her urge. I let her …

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    [20 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]
    new orleans thai food

    Making my top 3 Thai restaurants, is La Thai Uptown in New Orleans, LA. Great food, superb upscale decor and ambience, and probably the friendliest and most adept staff I have seen at a restaurant, let alone a Thai place. And did I mention very affordable? I of course had the red curry and it was perfection, as was the Panang curry I sampled. Our server (come to find out he is co-owner) even brought us out a special combination curry that he makes for himself when he eats there, …

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    [20 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]
    Lost Sole #435

    I was wondering how long it would take before Nora showed interest in finding shoes. Well now I know, Nora located her first Lost Sole at the age of 27 months :) She found it while walking to our local vegan restaurant. She noticed it before I did which I found to be pretty impressive. I believe that was the first time anyone spotted a shoe before I did.
    It didn’t take long before she spotted yet another in the park, but I had noticed that one before her ;) And …

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    [31 Dec 2011 | No Comment | ]
    Located in walkable downtown Chattanooga it is close to some great restaurants.

    This is another Children’s Museum that we got to visit. Now remember these reviews are from being with a shy 2-year-old and are not so much to be used as a review, but just to point out its existence. And just whether or not it is worth visiting.
    This museum has the usual playground activities, water-based activities, and crafts all based around learning. While not quite as large as some of the ones located in big cities, this is still a good-sized and nice museum. We recommend this place, and if …

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    [14 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]
    The outside of BJ's in Culver City, CA

    Fresh of the plane in L.A. Kevin, Amy, Trish and I decided to stop for lunch at BJs Brewpub in, just a few miles from our hotel in Marina Del Ray.
    The restaurant combined my 2 of my favorite things. Fish Tacos and on-site fresh brewed beer. First the tacos.
    While I assume I could have asked for them to be grilled, the fish in the tacos comes fried. I prefer grilled, but pretty much only for the health factor.
    These tacos were really good. The tortillas were very fresh and they were …

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    [17 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]
    Found while participating in the "Santa Monica Road Rally", more like the daily rat race in L.A. And wouldn't you know it, a cop stopped and wanted to know what I was doing. Of all the crime going on in L.A., they take the time to stop and harass someone just taking a photo of a shoe.

    Many times when some of the Gang gets together we like to reminisce about the old times, we retell stories from our past of adventures and sometimes-stupid exploits. We always ended up laughing until our faces hurt. But rarely do we all get together in one place, and even more rarely do we get to create new stories to be retold. This past August we got to do both.
    It was Sean’s wedding and Skippy, Jason, Mark, Gary, Scooter, Dink, Trish, Kevin, Jeff and I all went out to L.A. for …

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    [25 Jul 2011 | No Comment | ]

    This is a place we had been wanting to get to but seemed we never had enough time. BUt even if we had it sure would not be as fun as it was being there with Nora.
    The National Aquarium at Baltimore is a fantastic aquarium, it ranks in the top on my list. Not quite the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, but it is a great place nonetheless. It has a really nice layout where you wander up ramps to the numerous levels of exhibits.
    The highlights are the large shark …

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    [22 Jul 2011 | One Comment | ]
    They may use paper plates, but they do use glass for their pints at least!

    After visiting Baltimore many times and living in Florida I have tried quite a few crab cakes, but none have come close to the ones at Koko’s pub.
    Koko’s is somewhat of a hole-in-the-wall kinda place. The food is served on paper plates and only recently have they changed over to actual silverware instead of plastic. It is away from the beaten path of downtown and pretty much only locals know of it. The funny thing about this place is if you want to eat dinner there you better make reservations.
    Sharon’s …

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    [3 Jul 2011 | No Comment | ]
    This is not a photo I took, but one I found online at www.bikebfat.com. I was too busy riding to remember to stop and take a pic of the trails. Pictured is a favorite section of mine on Pine Ridge as it took several attempts before I mastered this rocky section of the trail.

    I want to start this out with a quick shout out to the Tricky Fish restaurant in downtown Charleston. They have awesome organic and vegetarian dishes intermixed with meat choices as well. Very eclectic decor which is reflected in their menu. The staff was great. Very nice place for a casual meal.
    Kanawha State Forest, pronouced (ka-naw state forest) is one of my favorite mountain bike destinations. It has a mix of a few beginner trails, one or 2 intermediate, but mostly expert. Although many in WV would not call …

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    [3 Jul 2011 | No Comment | ]
    Drinks for everyone!

    This brewpub is part of a big chain of brewpubs, which after finding that out, I was a little disappointed. But none the less, still excited to try some micro brews. The restaurant itself was well done from an aesthetic aspect. Very historic looking set in the downtown area of Chattanooga which is really evolving into a great place to walk around and take in the sites. Unfortunately time did not allow us that luxury.
    The beers we got were the wheat and the brown ale. Both were about average in …

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