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Ketchup With Us #19

Summer’s here. And you’re probably reading this post on a beach somewhere with a freezy drink in your hand. Or with your waterproof smartphone as you dive 100 feet below sea level to swim along an incandescent coral reef. Or maybe you’re just home, like me, planning your next big trip. In any event, that’s what Mel and I are talking about today. Vacations. We want to hear about a memorable one (notice I didn’t say it had to be a GOOD memory) from your lifetime.

Over the years, we’ve taken them to many of the big cities in this country. But it was when we brought them overseas that I saw some of their biggest reactions. London, England. July 2009. Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, The Eye, Tea at Harrod’s, Wimbledon, The Tube, The River Thames, Oxford (Harry Potter!) and so much more.







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For a quick explanation of this link-up, click here. In short, Mel and I will post a picture or video with a writing prompt on the 1st and 15th of every month. You can write your entry in any form. We love creativity. And, with each prompt, we’ll feature a writer from the previous link-up. Which reminds me …

Our esteemed Ketchup With Us Featured Writer for today is …

Georgie Lee

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‘KETCHUP WITH US’ – Prompt 19

In 57 words or less, tell us about a favorite or memorable vacation you’ve taken in your life. Feel free to include pictures or video.



That Suburban Momma

Should I be calling Letterman about Milo?

Today’s Weight … 122.4

But today I went out for lunch plus I had pasta and gingerbread for dinner. I’m weak. Cross your fingers for tomorrow.

Don’t get it? Check this post.

My kids recently discovered that Milo has a unique physical characteristic, namely a single black whisker. Needless to say, I wasted no time jumping on the internet to see if it signified anything (because what else are you going to do on a Tuesday night, right?) and found nothing but a bunch of sad people chatting about their cats.

(No. … That is not the same thing as what I’m doing here. I’m blogging about cats. Duh!)

Anyway … finding nothing particularly interesting to explain this mind-boggling feline phenomenon, my daughter and I decided to come up with a few theories of our own. I hypothesized that the mysterious attribute could indicate that Milo hails from some ancient royal lineage, possibly even from another world. Or (and this one came from my girl between bathtub snorkel dives) maybe it helps him sense danger coming by the feeling he gets in that black whisker, like Harry Potter’s scar. Or perhaps it gives him the ability to read the minds of his caretakers. Or bend spoons.



In any event, we thought it was weird. Weird enough to merit an entire blog post.

What?? They can’t all be Shakespeare.