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EuroTrip 2016: Visiting Milan, Modena, and Maranello (including a couple of Ferrari Museums!)

We're having an amazing time!

I'm in bed in Florence right now listening to the sounds of people below who party harder than me in languages I do not speak. I'm still struggling with jet lag a bit, and since I can't sleep, I thought I'd give an update on this moving mess. 

Below: our visit to Milan, Ferrari, and a really old church!

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A Tourist's Guide to San Francisco

Our trip to California was kind of like two separate vacations. One being the drive up the Pacific Coast Hwy with pit stops in LA, Santa Barbara, Solvang, Hearst Castle, Cayucos, Big Sur, Bixby Bridge, Monterey, Laguna Seca, and Santa Cruz. The other being a few days in San Francisco doing touristy things and visiting my family.

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Driving Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca: My First Track Day!

More from our California trip! 

On Day 4, I had my very first track day at one of the nation's most prestigious tracks: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca! Normally, autocross is done at slow speeds, but this was my first time getting to speeds in excess of 80 mph. And, I've never dealt with other people on the track before - check out the video.

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Visiting Hearst Castle in San Simeon, CA

Day 3 of our trip, the very first thing on the itinerary was Hearst Castle. We woke up in our lovely Cayucos, CA bed & breakfast, were treated to veggie frittatas and chicken sausage, and headed up CA-1 for about an hour and a half to the castle. One of my all-time favorite things is home tours of homesteads and estates and I think Hearst Castle is now my number one favorite home tour. 

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Building a Computer and Other Things to do in Florida

Joe and I are back now from our trip to Florida! And this post is a day late (sorry!) because we spent our first day back yesterday doing a double feature (Deadpool & How to Be Single) and some shopping. That's an okay excuse, right?

Florida was really nice. We stayed at Joe's Mom's house (thanks Jeanette & Michael!) and got to see all the local southern Floridian sites.

We also built a computer. Joe helped his brother Hunter pick out the components and, since we extended our stay by two days due to the weather in NY, we were there when the parts arrived. So, Joe got to help Hunter put it all together as well. And I was there to watch - I've never built a computer before, so it was very interesting for me!

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Timeline for Travel: Planning a European Tour Before Moving to Ireland

Last week, I shared the itinerary of our drive up the California coast. Today - to hopefully answer some questions - I wanted to share our general timeline for the move. We're not 100% sure when we'll end up in Ireland. But our plan includes some European traveling before we land at our ultimate destination. 

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Planning a Trip: Driving up CA Route 1 Classic/The Scenic Pacific Coast Highway

Planning trips is a lot of work! 

Before we travel Europe for a bit & then head to Ireland, Joe and I want to visit his family in their new Floridian house and see where my family is living in San Francisco. Since he's into cars, and I'm into looking at pretty things, when we visit CA, we're planning a drive up Highway 1 Classic from Los Angeles to San Francisco. 

Here's our itinerary (subject to change!):

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A Wine Tour of the Long Island Vineyards

I had a super fun weekend. 

As part of a tradition started by my mom and our Point Lookout cousins, 16 crazy ladies and I headed out East to pretend it's still summer. This tradition started as an all-girl fishing trip on the Super Hawk out of Point Lookout in, maybe, 2007 or so that we dubbed Fishin' Chix. But after a few too many ladies turning green, we decided to trade in our sea legs for stemware. 

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