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From Bangkok to Phuket – A Culinary Journey through Thailand

This year’s food party took us form Bangkok to Phuket – A Culinary Journey through Thailand! We had so much amazing food, the hardest part was picking the winners: [Most Creative] Michelle & I Thaied in first place!  Michelle made “Fun Thai Me” pizza –…

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Norman & Marshall’s 8th Annual Christmas Party

Good times, great food, amazing friends!  Highlights of the party include some amusingly competitive games of pool, laughs at the fire pit walking away smelling like a fire place, amazing pulled pork, pickled onions, SPICY salsa, and chicken enchilada casserole — not to mention the…

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2013 Australia/New Zealand Cruise in Review

We had a great cruise, a full review of the Royal Caribbean Australia / New Zealand cruise itinerary will come soon… until then, here are the cruise highlights! Itinerary: Nov 19-23: Travel to Sydney, see the sights, and board the ship: Cruise Day 1 (Nov…

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Australia-New Zealand 2013 Day 2 (Opera House & Zoo Tours)

0600 Sydney Time – I called down to the front desk to inquire about having the complementary breakfast delivered (like they do in Washington D.C. for a nominal delivery charge), and was surprised to find that they only offered it in the dining room.  We…

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Australia-New Zealand 2013 Day 2 (Sydney Chopper & Scenic Lunch)

0805 Sydney Time Arrive in Sydney – We were first off the plane and made our way to the immigration and customs area. While everyone else in our party went through the express immigration line, I decided to take advantage of my Global Entry status…

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Australia-New Zealand 2013 Day 1 (Travel)

1502 CST Depart Austin – We left AUS on time on an Airbus A319…. Fortunately we were able to use our global upgrades, which afforded us guaranteed first class seats.  This was a nice reprieve from our typical wait-to-see-if-measly-1k-status got us an upgrade… We were…

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Hill Country Limmer Wine Tour – Dripping Springs Fall 2013

63.5 miles, 21 wines, 17 people, 4 wineries, 1 limmer… After months of planning, 17 happy souls hopped in an 18 passenger Limmer (Limo + Hummer = Limmer) and ventured into the Texas Hill Country to sample some of the finest wines around! We started with…

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Weekend in Alaska

It’s that time of year again… time to make sure we get enough miles to maintain our elite status despite the apparent lack of work travel (which is mind boggling considering how much we travel for work!!) So we decided to make a quick run…

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Adventures in New York City

Had a great time in NYC with Marshall and Clay… Took in some of the normal touristy sights and sounds, and also had the chance to take in a show (Annie!)  

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2013 Red, White, & Blue Balls Cook-off

Our annual summer cook-off challenges are just another excuse to get together and have a party!  This year’s cook-off challenge theme was the Red, White, & Blue Balls! To enter a food item into the challenge, the dish must be in the shape of a…

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