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Let's call it quits on this one

The idea for the Traveling Grouch developed from our train trip.

That trip was so bad, for so long, that I thought I needed to write about it. Then I thought about all our other trips and figured they deserved their own blog.

They don't.

Let's face it. I've had one or two readers for this one and I struggle just to get a post out here on a regular basis.

I think I'm boring myself, and if I am, I'm boring you - the readers.

Let's call it quits on regular updates. I'll post the trips out here eventually. When we travel, I'll drop the notes here, like I did for the Costa Rica Dental Tourism posts.

Otherwise, thanks for reading. Fun while it lasted, but we'll sign off for now.

God bless and safe travels.

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