Day one of our Panama trip was a busy one. After visiting the Panama Canal and the Biomuseo, we visited Casco Viejo, the old quarter. The Old Quarter is a UNESCO World Heritage site and has undergone remarkable transformation from being poverty ridden to being much sought after. The original city of Panama (now Panama …

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As is familiar to anyone with a smartphone, Google photos sent me a “rediscover this day” tag last week with photos from our New Mexico road trip in July 2015. My parents were visiting us that summer. We drove to Albuquerque with them to meet friends, enjoy some family time together and explore the splendor …

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While researching our Panama trip, I came across the Biomuseo, Panama’s biodiversity museum. Although it wasn’t on the itinerary for our first tour day, we asked Saul, our driver to take us there after visiting the Panama Canal. Situated along the Amador Causeway, with stunning views of the bay, the museum is a delight to …

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Several years ago, I read about the installation of a sculpture, Walking to the Sky by Jonathan Borofsky, at the Nasher Sculpture Center. Since then I have wanted to visit the Nasher to see this piece but never got around to doing so. Finally today, Mr. JJ and I got a chance to visit the Dallas …

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A few weeks ago, Sonny JJ asked if we could visit the National Videogame Museum in Frisco. Being a videogame aficionado and having heard from a couple of friends that it was worth a trip, he wanted to visit. Now, videogames are not quite down my alley but I was surprised that a national museum …

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Recently, Sonny JJ attended a music camp in Oklahoma at the beautiful Lake Murray Lodge. The newly renovated lodge is located within the Lake Murray State Park, Oklahoma’s largest and oldest state park, encompassing a massive 12,500 acres. The State Park is set around Lake Murray and is located near Ardmore, about an hour and …

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  As I leafed through our mail this evening, I came across an envelope from Harvard University, addressed to Missy JJ, asking her to consider applying to their college. With its international fame and low acceptance rate of just over 5%, I wondered why Harvard needed to reach out. But seeing their official seal and …

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