California, Musings, Travel, water

Recapture Your Youth

He relaxed and slipped into a state of joy that can only be achieved when you are comfortable with what you’re doing and loving the sensation of recapturing a youthful joy. 

California, History, Musings, Trains, Travel

The Charm of Trains

Wander through the doorway marked “Novelties” and you are greeted by sparking, tiled logos glistening along the walls, reminding visitors of the heyday of train travel.

California, Wine/Cocktails

Cheers to Wine Tasting

We met the owner, other consultants, and like-minded wine drinkers who’d come to celebrate the return of group (albeit small) tastings.

California, Distractions, Musings, Travel

Wander With Your Eyes

Take a walk in your neighborhood. Drive to a local park. Look at the world just beyond your outdoor-seating spot at a local restaurant. You can even focus on the little things inside your home that bring you joy.

California, Road Trip, Wine/Cocktails

Go Big or Stay Home??

We’ve discovered the smaller places can be well worth the stop .. at least when it comes to wine.

California, Diversion, Road Trip, Travel

An Unexpected Day – Clear Lake and Healdsburg

There’s a whole world out there waiting to be explored. When things don’t go as you planned, make the most of it and revel in the opportunity to find something you hadn’t expected to find.

California, Road Trip, Wine/Cocktails

Daou is a Definite Wow!

There’s a whole world out there waiting to be explored. Sip the wine, be awed by the view and enjoy the stories along the way.

California, Wine/Cocktails

Stay Far, Far From Far Niente

Choosing a winery to visit among the seemingly endless list in California can be a challenge. We sought out Far Niente because we enjoy their wines and we embrace the Italian belief of “dolce far niente” … the sweetness of doing nothing.

California, Food, Travel

Dining in Napa Valley – Angèle and Oenotri

One of our travel traditions is to set aside a night or two on every trip to visit a really nice restaurant wherever we are. California’s famed Napa Valley had me wondering how to choose.

California, Road Trip, Travel

Ragged Point and Elephant Seals

The drive was peppered with overlooks and pull offs where people stopped for selfies and panoramic shots of the coast.