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I missed out on the horchata at California Taco Shop

I missed out on the horchata at California Taco Shop

On a beautiful Saturday afternoon, I met up with two coworkers, Melissa and Robert, for some late lunch. Robert, Melissa, and I have met up quite frequently over the past few months for lunches and walks and I always look forward to it. For this meet up, Robert suggested the California Taco Shop and I was obviously okay with that choice. California Taco Shop is located at 890 Butler St in Etna. After lunch, I had plans to attend a…

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Boston Trip Part 2: Spooky tacos in Salem.

Boston Trip Part 2: Spooky tacos in Salem.

Since Steve and I crammed 7 days’ worth of activities into 3 days in Boston, we decided to spend our last full day in Salem. Steve and I were getting a good hang of the public transportation system in Boston so we took the commuter rail to Salem. Once we arrived in Salem, we decided to get lunch at funky Mexican joint called Howling Wolf Taqueria before starting our own witch hunt for museums and cemeteries. Tacos on the menu…

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Crab cakes and tacos…that’s what Maryland does!

Crab cakes and tacos…that’s what Maryland does!

My mother and I took a mini trip to Baltimore at the end of May for a doctor’s appointment. Just like my other out of state ventures, I had some taco places lined up. I also had the best crab cake restaurants picked out too ahead of time, too, for my mother. Slowly I am making my way into the seafood world and I am now a fan of salmon and crab so maybe those will eventually make an appearance…

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Denver Part 2: Mountain Biking and Tacos.

Denver Part 2: Mountain Biking and Tacos.

After spending Thanksgiving up in the mountains in Dillon, Colorado with Carolyn, Tyler, and their friends, we made our way back to Wheat Ridge. Wheat Ridge is a town about 15 minutes east of Denver, where Carolyn and Tyler reside. I needed the entire next day to recover from the change in altitude from Dillon to Denver. Dillon is about 9 times above Pittsburgh’s elevation. Once I was back to normal, I was all gung-ho for trying a new sport,…

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Denver Part 1: Farming, Hiking, and Tacos.

Denver Part 1: Farming, Hiking, and Tacos.

For my last vacation week in 2018, I chose to take off the week of Thanksgiving.  For the longest time, I had no idea where I wanted to go or how I wanted to spend the week off.  It was not until the beginning of fall when I found my answer.  One of my favorite travel buddies, Carolyn, was planning on moving mid-September.  Carolyn and her husband, Tyler, always wanted to get out of Pittsburgh.  When Tyler’s work contract ended…

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Pacific Northwest Battle #2: Neon Taco vs. Tacos Chukis

Pacific Northwest Battle #2: Neon Taco vs. Tacos Chukis

After Alexis, Hillary, and I traveled through Portland and Mount Rainier in our green Subaru Forester rental car (we looked like we were in an ongoing Subaru commercial while cruising along the lush mountains and amazing overlooks), we made it to Seattle for Labor Day weekend.  After a late night of exploring a speakeasy, an arcade bar in Belltown, and a random house party south of the city, we were off to a late start Saturday morning.  However, like any…

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Pacific Northwest Battle #1: Uno Mas or Por Qué No?

Pacific Northwest Battle #1: Uno Mas or Por Qué No?

At the end of August, I took an extensive trip to the Pacific Northwest.  The 11 day vacation included a long weekend in Napa Valley for a friend’s bachelorette party with my college crew followed directly with a trip to Portland and Seattle with my grade school buddies.  Since I knew I would not have many opportunities for tacos in Napa, I saved all my taco explorations for Portland and Seattle with my grade school friends.  How lucky were they?!…

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Modern clothes, cute dogs, and delicious tacos in Ann Arbor

Modern clothes, cute dogs, and delicious tacos in Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor Taco Tour Part 1 By mid-September, my endless traveling every weekend for Frisbee and vacation will finally come to an end and I can get back to focusing on what really matters most… PGH tacos!  I was just on the east coast for an Ultimate Frisbee tournament where I had a chance to taste some Jersey tacos.  In this post, I am excited that I get to share my experience having Mid-west tacos when I went to another…

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It’s Taco Tiiiiiiiiime in the Jersey Shore.

It’s Taco Tiiiiiiiiime in the Jersey Shore.

At the end of July, I attended my first Wildwood Ultimate Frisbee Tournament in Wildwood, New Jersey.  With over 400 teams and 5,000 players, it was the biggest frisbee tournament I ever attended. My team may not have done so great, but at least we had awesome jerseys!   Our team consisted of players from the Ultimate Frisbee Casual league in South Park, Pa.  We were the Wedge Salads. The name originated from the South Park Clubhouse menu item called the…

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The Pittsburgh Taco Festival Strikes Back!

The Pittsburgh Taco Festival Strikes Back!

I was able to spend the start of my 10 day vacation in Pittsburgh without work on my mind. I knew I would soon be on a backpacking trip to the Grand Canyon, but first I needed a Tacofest.  Instead of worrying about compounding medications,  monitoring IV drips, or stocking the satellite pharmacy, I started thinking about how many tacos I was going to have at the second annual Pittsburgh Taco Festival.  To kick off my vacation, I invited one…

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