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Bottle Rock Napa 2013 – Final Day & Parting Thoughts

A Review Of Bottle Rock Put another one in the record books – Bottle Rock Napa 2013 is finally over. I hate to say it was a grueling 3 days, but it definitely required a certain level of tenacity and stamina to make it through this one. The final day, however, more than made up […]

Bottle Rock Napa 2013 – The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

A Review Of Bottle Rock Luckily, today is day 3 of the Bottle Rock Napa 2013 Festival for me. I say luckily for two reasons – first, I am very lucky to be able to afford such a trip, especially as a VIP and staying in such a beautiful home in Sonoma. On the flip […]


A Trip Back In Time – Fishing Bahia Asuncion

Eating ceviche and drinking a Corona last week made me reminisce about my trip down to Bahia Asuncion I took a couple years ago, during my pre-blogging era. I have always wanted to journal the trip, but never really got around to writing anything down so I figured now was as good a time as any. […]

Horse and knight

Show Them Your Warface! A Day At The Renaissance Faire

The Renaissance Faire. Oh yes, The Renaissance Faire. Up until this weekend I have never been to one. Not surprising, if you know me, since just the idea of it conjures up every little thing that annoys me all wrapped up in one weird festival of wack jobs. Oh, let’s go get dressed up in […]

Don Pedro

24 Hours At The Lake

For the first time in I can’t remember how many years, I finally got a weekend all to myself this past week. The stars aligned and my better half took the kids down south for a visit with friends in the lovely land of Bakersfield, leaving me to fend for myself for a couple days. […]

Poipu Kauai

Missing Kauai

Hanging in my cube at work, just above my monitor, is a picture of a far away beach with palm trees and a beautiful sunset view marked up with my scribbling, “08-08”- the date of my then upcoming nuptials in Kauai. I put this picture up years ago when I was just an inside sales guy as a way to get […]

Capitola Houses

A Weekend In Capitola

After the 100 degree temps we had a couple of weeks ago, I decided it might be a good idea to head to the beach for a nice little family getaway to cool down. After skimming through some rental sites, I booked a pretty short notice trip for us to stay a few nights out in […]

Domain Drouhin

9 Hours In Seattle

I spent 9 hours in Seattle on Wednesday and it took nearly half that long to fly there and back. Zooming from meeting to meeting, I saw the Space Needle, Pikes Market, 40 Starbucks, and Mt. Rainier. This is what I call high speed sight seeing. After a long day at work, I settled down at […]

foie gras

Au Revoir Foie Gras

Goodbye dear friend – you will be missed, at least in California starting July 1st. That means you still have time to book a babysitter, make reservations for Friday and Saturday night at a fancy restaurant, and get your goodbye kiss. Here is a list of some of my favorites throughout the State. The picture above is the pate […]

Pho Kim Long

Signs, Signs, Every Where Signs

Today, I had Pho for the 1,000th time so I made sure to have it at the King of all places, Pho Kim Long. While their beef noodle soup was quite tasty, it was their sign that stole the show for me. In my travels, I have always made a point of taking pictures of signs that […]