Dr. Decadent – Dallas, Texas

I was not looking forward to having a filling. I’ve only had a few in my whole life, so even though my dentist is kind, patient, and gentle, I just didn’t really want to go. I had already postponed twice. But I took a Valium and put a box of chocolates in my bag. I
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Grand Lux Café – Dallas, Texas

The Grand Lux Café in north Dallas, attached to the Galleria Mall, is the regular meeting place for my accountant Akilah, her mother Lujwana, and I. Usually it’s to soften the blow of my tax return with good food and a decadent dessert. This time we chose a Texas-size piece
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Dallas Chocolate Festival – Dallas, Texas

Ok, so you know how I don’t like to write any bad stuff or criticism of anyone’s chocolates? That’s why this post is short. I paid my $25 to attend the Dallas Chocolate Festival and spent most of my time there standing in one line or another. They had it
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Russell Stover Store – Corsicana, Texas

Here we are; back in Texas after a week in the Caribbean. Driving home from Galveston to Dallas, we decided to stop at the Russell Stover factory outlet store in Corsicana. None of us really needed more chocolate; we had tons of it we were bringing home from Mexico, Grand Cayman,
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Pirates of the Caribbean – Part 4 – Falmouth, Jamaica

Day 5 – Ya, mon – Jamaica! – last port of call on this trip. We docked at a nice, new port built by Royal Caribbean Cruise Line and took a trolley tour first. When we left the port area, it was quite a different look at Falmouth. The downtown area was old and
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Pirates of the Caribbean – Part 3 – Grand Cayman Island, B.W.I.

Day 4 – Woo hoo! Beach day! We’ve loved our time in the sun on the ship, but we’re beach people at heart. My son-in-law, Brian, picked up tender boat tickets last night, so we were among the first to depart the cruise ship. It was a beautiful, short ride to the
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Pirates of the Caribbean – Part 2 – Cozumel Mexico

Day 3 of my Caribbean cruise and chocolate hunt was, of course, incredibly beautiful with the sun and sea right outside my stateroom window. We docked at Cozumel, Mexico and I couldn’t help wondering if we’d see the 11 Cubans rescued by our ship’s captain last
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Pirates of the Caribbean – Part 1

Ahoy, mates! I just returned from a fabulous Caribbean cruise and chocolate treasure hunt. It’s going to be hard for me to pick out the highlights since every day was jam packed with fun and excitement. But, here we go. We sailed out of Galveston, Texas on Royal
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Caribbean Islands

Sorry I’ve been away and have not posted for a long time. I have had a couple of surgeries, but now I’m back 100%! I’ll be sailing the Caribbean soon and just can’t wait to see what chocolate shops I find. I expect spicy Mexican chocolate on Cozumel,
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Bedre Fine Chocolates, Davis, Oklahoma

I piled on all my turquoise jewelry for the trip to the Native American-owned and operated Bedré chocolate factory in Davis, Oklahoma. My whole family went along for the ride. After we left the heavy traffic of the Dallas metroplex, we crossed the Texas-Oklahoma border and passed
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