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

Contemplating Stuff

The Flamingo Family and the Smith Family spent an afternoon of our North Carolina vacation on the French Broad River in Asheville.  Heidi-Ho researched tubing companies last summer and found Zen Tubing, a company that shuttles you up the river 4 miles and then lets you float back down to your car. … [Continue reading]

The Flamingos Visit Andersonville Prison and National Prisoner of War Museum


The Flamingo family spent the last two weeks on their yearly jaunt through Georgia and the Carolinas.  This year we were especially jaunty.  Instead of merely spending the night with YaYa and PopPop in south Georgia and then driving straight through to our friends in South Carolina, we spent a few … [Continue reading]

Have You Seen a Red Tennis Shoe?


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]

Porkapalooza 2014


So I left you over a month ago ordering your very own copy of Joy of Cooking from Amazon. And then I dropped off the blogging planet altogether while … [Continue reading]

Frolicking Flamingo’s Secret Thanksgiving Ingredient Now Revealed!

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Last Thursday I discovered the secret ingredient to pulling off the perfect Thanksgiving meal. And it's not love. Or gratitude. Or even … [Continue reading]