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Viva Red Rock

  Saturday there were no workshops and my flight wasn’t until the evening, so we decided to go to Red Rock. We stopped for breakfast at the Roadfood-reviewed Mary’s Hash House. It is not to be confused with Hash House-a-Go … Continue reading

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Viva Casino Dining

Friday I was in workshops all day, but I had time to run across the street to Caesar’s to Rao’s. Yes, RAO’S! I was so excited! I was a little sad they don’t have the red peppers at lunch. I’ve … Continue reading

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Viva Serendipity 3

Thursday night I went to Serendipity 3 at Caesar’s Palace with some friends for dinner. The New York location has been around since the 50s. It was Andy Warhol’s favorite place for sweets and he paid in drawings. The Las … Continue reading

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Viva la Buffet

So a group of casinos have this deal called Buffet of Buffets. For $45 you can eat at any of 5 buffets as much as you want during 24 hours. If I timed it to have my first breakfast late … Continue reading

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Lats Go Home

Before embarking on this journey, it was hard to see Latvia in anything but shades of grey. We learned that it is actually a vibrant green. We had watched a tour video so depressing that we started saying to each other … Continue reading

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Lats Do it in a Fancy Restaurant

We finally found 36 Linea down on the beach. It was a little chilly to eat outside, but the patio was gorgeous. When it came time to order the waiter started pushing soup. But I didn’t want soup. Bridin got … Continue reading

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Lats Do it with Heavy Metal

Our last day in Yurmula I had a backrub and we went to eat at Annoe’s Asian – Chinese, Indian and Thai. I stuck with the Indian. Standard Tikka Masala. For dinner on our last night we had fancy dinner … Continue reading

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Lats Do it by the Seashore

Jurmula, roughly translated as “by the sea” is a collection of towns along 30 metres of the Gulf of Riga. We spent a fantastic and rejuvinating three nights in the small resort town of Majori. The Jurmula Hotel and Spa … Continue reading

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Lats Do it in Ventspils

I kept calling this town Valdimort til I realized that was a Harry Potter villain. We went to visit more relatives. They took us down to the beach by the harbour. We also drove past a lot of public art, … Continue reading

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Lats Do it in the Market

  There are two things I pay attention to in new cities: Can you cross on red, and will you get run over? And whether you look at or greet strangers. The answer to the first question in Riga is … Continue reading

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Latvia Bound

Yesterday we flew to Latvia to meet up with Bob’s mom, Bridgin. It was like that movie, “Planes Trains and Automobiles.”  Between bad weather, a broken lavatory and general panic, we spent over 18 hours in the air. The first … Continue reading

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Farewell Hotlanta

On my last day in Atlanta, my taxi driver/local guide turned me on to this sort of Farmers Market/Granville Island collection of food and shops called Curb Mart. Red Velvet Whoopie Pie. Wouldn’t you? For my last meal in Atlanta, … Continue reading

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Georgia on my Mind

  You can’t visit Atlanta and not see the birthplace of Martin Luther King Jr. and his church, just down the street from each other. We took a break for lunch at Rolling Bones BBQ. I can’t help myself, but … Continue reading

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Hotlanta: Silver Skillet and Art

I had the next day off for sightseeing. Alatese and I started the morning off at the Silver Skillet. As I often do when traveling, I visited the art museum. They had a great collection of marble and of folk … Continue reading

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Hotlanta: Fat Matt’s Rib Shack

It was raining and so we took a cab to Fat Matt’s Rib Shack even though my guy wasn’t around. Open since 1990, the little rib shack is open late and has live music. The room is cozy in that … Continue reading

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