Magnuson Grand Hotel Warren
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Today a trip begins that will likely change us dramatically. To visit with those of like mind but different culture halfway around the world will leave a lasting impression on our hearts and minds. We only hope we can give to them a small portion of what we know we will gain from them. We are very excited to be observing the spring Holy Days with the Filipino brethren. ...
One thing is beginning to dawn on me. Writing a daily blog takes effort - a lot of effort - and a bit of creativity. Some days are stellar and other mundane. Today was one of those mundane days when you just have to buckle down and get done what needs doing. Please Mr. Postman... The first event was replacing our mailbox. We've had the same mailbox for the past 18 years. I've painted the old metal box a few times and ...
The task for today was to begin the packing process. For those who are not familiar with our luggage issue, I'll explain it here. About three years ago we needed new luggage. Kohl's had a sale on luggage and Pam had a 30% off coupon. What a great combination! So off she went to the store. She came back with a nice set of luggage, except...for the the color. The tag said "Raspberry" but as you can ...
Today we had one final Sabbath here in Ohio with our beloved brethren of the Akron-Canton and Youngstown congregations before heading off to meet new family in the Philippines. COOKIES (not bread) The Youngstown ladies have worked hard this week preparing tasty unleavened treats to share with one another in our "Unleavened Cookie Exchange." Each woman brings several dozen ...
As we count down to our departure - in just five days - we realize just now many details need to be processed. Here are a few: * Learning about the money used in the Philippines (pesos, not yen or dollars), * Trying to grasp the exchange rate (about 45 pesos to the dollar - so how much should a matzo cost in Manila??) * Making sure our credit card doesn't charge a "foreign transaction fee" for every overseas purchase (this could add 3% to the cost of that matzo!) * Notifying ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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