Porkapalooza 2015

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As you know, the big pig party of 2015 took place on New Year's Eve.  Perhaps you're wondering why we throw this party every year -- people do actually ask us from time to time.  It's mainly so my introverted husband can go ahead and check "socializing" off his list for the entire year.  Also, it's … [Continue reading]

Porkapalooza Minus 6 and Counting

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  Around Casa Flamingo, the day after Christmas means the Porkapalooza prep continues on after a half a day's break at Christmas.  We meant to take the whole day of Christmas off, but after Flamingo Joe's mid-morning nap, he felt energized enough to tackle burning some trash and cleaning off … [Continue reading]

How to Productively Spend Four 1/2 Hours on a Slow-Moving River

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The Flamingo Family and the Smith Family spent an afternoon of our North Carolina vacation on the French Broad River in Asheville.  Heidi-Ho … [Continue reading]

The Flamingos Visit Andersonville Prison and National Prisoner of War Museum

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The Flamingo family spent the last two weeks on their yearly jaunt through Georgia and the Carolinas.  This year we were especially jaunty.  Instead … [Continue reading]

Have You Seen a Red Tennis Shoe?

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I seem to be slipping. Seriously -- I have early onset something-or-other and it's starting to freak me out a little. In the last two weeks I've … [Continue reading]

That Weird Family

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So now we're that weird family who has family concerts. I'm not sure how it happened. I blame our dulcimer instructor, Ray, who insisted that … [Continue reading]