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1,210 - Small Town Charm

May 23rd, 2016

Episode 395 of 463 episodes

Come with us to visit a small town that’s quaint and charming on this episode. Slow dialog: 1:37 Explanations: 4:00 Fast dialog: 17:49 Alisha: Hey, you’re back from your vacation. Where did you go? New York City? Miami? Ramon: I decided to spend my vacation in Maddieville. Alisha: Where is Maddieville? I’ve never heard of it. Ramon: It’s a small town about a six-hour drive from here. I read about it being a throwback to the days of small shops and friendly neighbors, with a charming old-fashioned main street. It was really nice. Alisha: I’m not sure I’d want to travel back in time. It doesn’t sound very exciting. Ramon: It wasn’t as lively as some places I could have gone, but I enjoyed the quaint shops, the unpretentious people, and the genuine friendliness. Alisha: What did you do for an entire week? Ramon: I perused the shops, ate at the family-owned restaurants, and learned about the quirky history of the town by shooting the breeze with the old- timers at the local bar. Alisha: To each his own, but that sounds like dullsville to me. Ramon: Then I guess you wouldn’t want to go back with me this summer for their wine festival. Alisha: Did you say wine? Maybe I shouldn’t dismiss small town charm quite so quickly. Script by Dr. Lucy Tse