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    Craps – A Circus of Sound and Movement

    Of all the games offered in a casino, craps is by far the fastest and, to many, the most exciting. It is a game in which large amounts of money can be won or lost in a short amount of time. The craps table is a circus of sound and movement.

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    Thomas Jefferson Memorial

    A beautiful monument to the third President of the United States: No city in the United States features as many top-tier museums, monuments, and cultural exhibits as Washington, D.C. If you’re a family on vacation, it’s possible to fill a week with world-class art and priceless historical objects without spending a dime on admission.

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    Choosing the boarding time that is just right for you!

    There are many things to consider when picking the right boarding time for your Disney cruise. But first things first: You’ll be able to check in at least 75 days in advance using DCL’s online Planning Center. This offers you a chance to verify information, ensure that you have the right credit card on file, and so on. You’ll also be able

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    World War II Memorial in Washington D.C.

    About the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. World War II was a pivotal period for many countries. For the United States, it represented a time—some would say the last time—when the entire country was united in a singular cause. The World War II Memorial represents this unity by lining an oval-shaped base with 56 pillars representing the US states and territories that defended

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    Disney World Treats

    Soupe du jour, hot hors d’oeuvres Why, we only live to serve Try the grey stuff, it’s delicious Don’t believe me, ask the dishes Be Our Guest, — lyrics by Howard Ashman  I am sure you remember Lumiere’s song in Beauty and The Beast but did you ever ask yourselves what he means by “the grey stuff?” There are many snacks