Category Archives: Faraway Trips and Local Outings

A family buffet dinner

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My sister and her husband treated us all and my uncle to a seafood and traditional Vietnamese food buffet dinner at a hotel near my parents’ house. The place was tastefully decorated for Christmas and the food was delicious! Waiting … Continue reading

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A Christmas market outing

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We went with my uncle to a Christmas market at a major Cathedral in Saigon – Cathedral of Christ the Savior. My uncle is a big fan of this Cathedral because they are known to voice human rights concerns in … Continue reading

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The Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Saigon is being renovated

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It is a major historical and architectural landmark, albeit a reminder of colonialism, so we’re happy to see they’re trying to preserve and restore it! Jacob and James enjoyed chasing the pigeons hanging out at St. Mary Square in front … Continue reading

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Morning exercises and recreation at Le Thi Rieng Park

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The urban population of Saigon who live in tightly-crammed housing flock to spacious parks for their morning exercise and recreation routine. So, we joined them at Le Thi Rieng Park near my grandparents’ house almost every morning. A memorial to … Continue reading

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We went to the dark side of the Force this Halloween

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This year we had a super-villain and a super-hero. Jacob and James had lots of fun trick-or-treating on Lebanon Ave. Annie went as a monster.

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Downtown Bowling Green, KY

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We drove to Bowling Green, which is 1-hour-and-half drive from Campbellsville and on Central Time, to check out the campus of Western Kentucky University and for a spot of shopping. Bowling Green has a very charming square downtown and many … Continue reading

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Piano concert at Loretto Motherhouse in Nerinx, KY

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We went to a piano concert at the Loretto Motherhouse in Nerinx, Kentucky, performed by Professor Robert Reynolds of Lindsey Wilson College. The area is named after father Charles Nerinx, originally from Belgium, who helped start the Sisters of Loretto … Continue reading

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