Posted by on Oct 28, 2011 in c.e.d., me + my crew | 1 comment

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Take one very busy and perhaps-a-bit-exhausted wife and one overworked and under-appreciated husband; add a few years of work-work-work, a houseful of kids, some dirty floors and big projects, a few dogs, maybe a flat tire here and there, some teenagers, an occasional trip to the emergency room or a lawnmower/washing machine/auto that breaks down, that sort of thing… Now throw in bills, an ex- or two, a few chickens, a mortgage, a retail business, and the rat race. You can add that the kids are great and throw in a few family vacations to ease the equation, but overall you see what we’ve got, right?

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Now add a restful, inspiring art retreat for the wife and a perfectly-timed arrival for the husband; some quiet drive time through beautiful scenery, a healthy sea mist, a cozy pub, an ocean view room, and really good eggs. Throw in curls and air hockey, The Chef’s Trio for Two, fresh berries from a roadside stand and time.

Aah, yes. What have you got now?

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Something really, really good.

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