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Las Catalinas, Day 4: A Delayed Discovery

I walked into the pool slowly, and made my way towards the low ledge (where you can hang your arms over, and just look out over the side of the house). Best spot in the pool.

Right before I was going to lean over the ledge, I realized that my phone was still in my pocket.

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Chicago to Costa Rica

Woke up super early (4:00 AM) so that we could catch a ride to O’Hare, along with Julie and Bob, for a vacation in Costa Rica. We got invited to stay with Liz’s Uncle David and Auth Beth, and to trade in our cold Chicago days for some warmer climes.

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Cosmic Crisp

Excited to see the Cosmic Crisp apple at our nearby grocery store. Ever since I read a fascinating article about WA 38, I’ve been really curious to try this out. This was pretty tasty. Not sure if it lived up to the hype, but I tried to pay attention to the texture and taste. There was definitely more crispness compared…

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Christmas Dinner in Valparaiso

Today and tomorrow are a bit weird, in that I’m staying out in Valparaiso, IN but commuting in to Chicago. I rode in with Bob early in the AM (he came in to work on our place while I was at work), but took the South Shore line back out to Valpo at the end of the day.

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Hanging with the Family in Indy

We couldn’t really come up with a good gift idea for my parents this year. With my dad getting some surgery on his eyes recently, his vision has drastically improved. So the idea of doing a VR thing came up – and we decided to turn it into a big, group outing.

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Early Christmas in Detroit

Mid-morning today, I was down in the basement with Kirt helping to set up the Super Chexx machine. For all the time I’ve spent playing this game, this was my first time actually touching the puck (pretty cool).

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Transporting the Super Chexx

As part of his Xmas gift, Kirt got Jackson a Super Chexx hockey game. I played one of these a decent amount as a kid, growing up in arcades. And it was fun to see one of these guys in person again, after all this time. I was working remote today, but was able to help Kirt move this from…

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Travel Day to Detroit

Google Maps led us to a Jo-Ann’s in a mall area, but the route we took ended up going to a very dark (and seemingly closed) entrance. The whole mall, in fact, looked not just closed – but haunted and closed.

Driving through the parking lot, it felt like we were in the opening 10 minutes of a horror movie.

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