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You Asked: We Answered | Episode 6

It's Tea Time Somewhere

Release Date: 03/25/2021

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In this episode, we’re doing our first round of “ask us anything.” We had so many questions from listeners there was no way to answer all, but we do discuss our friendship, how to maintain long-distance friendships and family relationships, meeting neighbors with limited language, and embarrassing moments (well, we only had time to share ONE moment this time because Melissa’s story took us by surprise). We also give some rapid-fire answers to questions about books, pets, and what goodies we shove in our suitcases.

Check out our show notes for links to all the things we talked about in this episode.

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