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RTW: Peggy Sue’s, an oasis in the desert

You can see it coming a mile away. And dozens of miles after that. Some idiotic joint along the interstate, letting you know well in advance your life will just not be complete if you don’t stop there for whatever … Continue reading

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RTW, Vegas: Rue de la Paix (and pay and pay) in Paris

It’s astonishing to me that you can be driving through a place that, if it’s not as hot as hell, comes pretty close. With negligible civilization for hundreds of miles. Then suddenly, springing forth from the same miserable terrain  is … Continue reading

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RTW: Tryin’ to get the feeling again with Manilow in Vegas

To understand why I drove almost 700 miles in two days to see Barry Manilow perform in Las Vegas, I offer this clip from Family Guy: So to recap: Four macho men of a certain age sitting around feeding their … Continue reading

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RTW: Vegas virgin does Seine City at the Paris

I can’t claim credit for Seine City. Stole it from the marketers at the Paris Las Vegas, the fantasy land on my Fourth of July weekend calendar. I was stoked. I had a ticket to see Barry Manilow. I was … Continue reading

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RTW: Sizzling Paris

No, not Paris Hilton. She’s far from sizzling, IMO. Fried is more like it. And not the one in France. The one that requires navigating an ocean of desert. In 100-plus temps. My very first trip to Vegas, ever, with … Continue reading

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RTW, Encinitas, CA: Extra, extra; read all about it

No, this isn’t a balcony at Club Med; it’s the patio at the library in Encinitas, CA, about half an hour north of San Diego. And extra points for having MAD magazine. What, me worry?  Not in a place like that. … Continue reading

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RTW: Vegas, baby…

I haven’t been this excited since I went to see The Book of Mormon. Here’s what I’m doing this weekend: What do ya expect from a baby boomer? Love the guy; always have. This will be a first for me. … Continue reading

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San Diego: Learning to play an ancient sport — bocce

What do you get when you move a bowling alley outside? Bocce. I’ve lived in Philadelphia and New York, cities with large Italian-American populations. And in fact, I lived in Italy — spent a college semester there. But I never … Continue reading

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San Di-Doggo

San Diego has really gone to the dogs. Of all the places I’ve ever seen (including New York, which thinks it’s tops in everything), it’s the dog-friendliest. To the point that they rule. As it should be. How did I … Continue reading

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It’s a paw world after all…

The amazing dogs (but then, all dogs are amazing) I met along the way on my RTW trip.

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