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Channeling Cleopatra on a Nile River Cruise

One of the highlights of our recent trip to Egypt was a Nile river cruise!  We did extensive research prior to our trip and decided upon a five day sail aboard the Nour el Nil Malouka.  Recently cited by National Geographic as one of the 21 best cruises in the world, it was a decision that did not disappoint.

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The Post I Never Wanted to Write

This story begins in August, 2011.  Natty Guy and I went to Key Largo, Florida with a couple of friends to take our scuba open-water certification.  Our friends’ two adult children were also getting certified and, as they had rented a large house on the island, told the kids they could invite some others along.

Five of our friends’ daughter’s newly-graduated-from-college friends ended up joining us.  For Natty Guy and I, hanging around with this crew was a novel and enlightening experience.  Not having kids of our own, it was fun to recall what we were like at that age.  The similarities (i.e., cheap PBR was the poolside drink of choice and the random flirtations/hooks-ups among the group seemed to switch almost hourly).  The differences.  Kids today are so polished, so experienced.  This group included several world-travelers, rock climbers, long distance competitive bikers, accomplished artists, etc.  We had a great week hanging out with them by the pool, snorkeling with them at Pennekamp State Park, sharing meals and hearing about their lives.

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Better than Basic Blossom Cookies

If your home is anything like mine, then peanut butter blossom cookies are a holiday must have!  With so many flavors of Hershey kisses out there now, have you ever thought about some new combinations?  Two of my favorites are the topic of today’s post.  Check them out – I’m sure they’ll quickly become household favorites!

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