Archive | January, 2015

New Year’s Eve, 6-days long

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New Year’s Eve…  Something about this holiday that keeps me coming back for more…  Oh, yeah, it’s every year!  Plus, being a Russian, at heart, I tend to celebrate mostly this holiday over the other, more typical ones.  The country I grew up in—USSR—there were many Communist holidays and a handful of the ones that […]

The Big Island, Hawaii

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No, I cannot say I love Hawaii.  It’s part of the continental USA and it’s a little bit boring.  Having said that… HAWAII!!!  This is a super-welcome break from the norm and a superb trip.  I’ve been here some years ago.  It’s actually been so long ago…  I was a very different person back then… […]

Washington, DC

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This time around, the visit to DC was not out of the ordinary.  Oh, wait.  It was, I think.  I am rarely in DC not on business or on skates.  Matter of fact, I cannot recall when was the last time I was here not on either.  I think I was a kid.  I was […]