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Not Quite Economy

Not Quite Economy

At my usual speed, a June post about a November trip is right on time. To all those, like me, who found themselves transferred from Star Alliance to oneworld when US Airways became American Airlines, I hope it’s useful for some time to come. In a nutshell, oneworld gives us...
Euro Vittles

Euro Vittles

Well, not just vittles. Some beverages and drinking spots must also be included. Gay bars, too, because, well, “all your appetites,” reads the tagline. The source material is a trip with friends and family during Thanksgiving week 2014 to Paris and Zurich. We were, altogether, my mother, Dora; husband, Fernando;...
Bonita Birthday

Bonita Birthday

While there’s certainly an argument to be made that this blog is nothing but Fernando birthday reports, let’s just move on. This time I took him to San Juan, where we met up with Jenny. You may remember Jenny from “Fernando Takes Manhattan.” With her Puerto Rican heritage, among other...
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Going Greek

Going Greek

Greek cooking is not one of my specialties. Whatever fondness I may have for lemon, garlic and roasted meat, I’ve just never really put it together in any substantially Greek way. That’s not to say that Grecian cuisine is not a part of my daily routine. Ideally, a morning begins with Fage 2 percent yogurt...
Birthdays on a boat

Birthdays on a boat

The big plan was to take a cruise out of Tampa for my mother Dora’s 80th birthday. With removing shoes, the 3 oz. fluid rule, and on and on, world traveler Dora is no longer much a fan of flying. So this was perfect – she’s about a half hour from Tampa. Further, this RCI...
New Italian neighbor

New Italian neighbor

After learning of it via a friendly neighborhood tweet from ANC Commissioner Mike Bernardo, we spent last Saturday at our neighborhood’s new Italian bistro, Tortino. We grabbed a couple buddies with extensive Italian experience – one’s last name is Pesce, for God’s sake – and then grabbed a table. From the exterior, Tortino isn’t much...
Convention Center cuisine

Convention Center cuisine

Few may be thinking about food so soon after Thanksgiving, but I’m compelled to mention two newish standouts in my neighborhood (which I consider to be anything within a couple blocks of the convention center). First, there’s 901 bar and restaurant. Penn Quarter it may be, but I can walk there easily from my home...
Pan Am perfection

Pan Am perfection

Although I’m sad there’s not much left in the way of Pan Am as a commercial airline, compared to its past glory as King of the Skies, I’m thrilled that ABC is capturing some of that glory with the launch of Pan Am, the series. I’ve been fascinated by the airline industry since I was...