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Dolphins and fireworks and Toto - oh my!

Welcome to another installment of “Things you should do before the highlight of your week is lime Jell-O Thursday!”
This year, in my family’s ongoing quest to turn ourselves into an enormous package of extra-salty beef jerky, we decided to take a family road trip to South Padre Island, Texas, for the third summer in a row.
Because I have a wife and three daughters, preparing for such a trip is like mounting a major military campaign to the Middle East. Unable to cram all of our luggage into our Ford Expedition without triggering the air bags, I resorted ...

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