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Summer Running...
For those of you that aren't aware, Tanya and I are signed up to participate in the Humana Rock 'N' Roll half marathon at the end of next March. We've been training by working up to a decent 5k, then we'll train for a 10k, THEN finally get on the half marat...

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London Vacacay, Miscellany!
OMG, you guys! Here we are in the last days of June and I haven't published the follow-up London post! You have got  to keep me more honest about that kind of thing. Where we stayed and why We stayed at Atelier by Bridgestreet , which is an apartment buildi...

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London Vacacay Outing 8: Borough Market, Sky Garden, and Hyde Park!
Our final outing of the holiday was a three-parter: Borough Market, Sky Garden, and Hyde Park. TL;DR: Borough Market is GREAT, Sky Garden is worth visiting, and Hyde park is neither great nor worth visiting. Borough Market The walk to Borough Market took us...

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London Vacacay, Outing 7: Afternoon Tea and the British Museum!
The theme of the day was to be as British as possible. To that end, we had a home-cooked breakfast that included tea and crumpets. Strawberry jam on toasted crumpets with Irish butter and tea (and scrambled eggs, if you must know) I'll tell you more about t...

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London Vacacay, Outling 6: Westminster Abbey!
Outing 6 was all about Westminster Abbey . We had been waiting for this all week. Remember that we originally wanted to go see it on Outing 4 , but it was closed. It was also closed the following day, so this was the first chance we actually had to get in. ...

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London Vacacay, Outing 5: London Tower
In my last post, I hinted that the tour of the Tower of London was "darker." In some respects, that's absolutely true, because of the tower's history. The day itself dawned sunny and bright, and we made our way early to the Tower of London. Tower of London ...

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London Vacacay, Outing 3: Windsor Castle and St. John's!
Our third outing was to Windsor Castle , the furthest we traveled on the trip. We could have punted our way up the Thames (not really, but that's what they used to do), but instead took a train ride. I haven't talked about the train system in London, and it...

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London Vacacay, Outing 2: Shakespeare's Globe, Kew Gardens
Our second outing took us to two places: Shakespeare's Globe Theatre , and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew ! Shakespeare's Globe Theatre The Globe Theatre is (of course) a reproduction of the original, situated roughly 100 meters from where the original stood. W...

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London Vacacay, Outing 1: Thames, Royal Observatory, "Big Ben"
This year's spring vacacay consisted of an opportunistic trip to London. Tanya's company had a gathering in England, and I came over as that gathering ended. We spent a total of eight days tootling around London, specifically. The next few blog posts will b...

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Wifeless Husband Haikus
Approximately once a quarter, Tanya travels for work. When she does, I find that I am inspired to write about her and my experiences while she's away. However, since it's me, I can't write in a normal way; instead, I compose haikus. Here is the full collect...
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