Peek – Wine Tasting in Napa

Several weeks ago, before the devastating fires closed Napa and Sonoma for a period, my cousin was in town visiting.  In the Bay Area, when you have relatives visit, wine tasting is a must do.  Since it was his first time wine tasting, we went to Robert Mondovi Winery, because of its stunning location Anyone…

Water Park Fun

I can’t believe that we hadn’t discovered it earlier. I should have known both my children were water bugs. Both had their 5th birthday at a pool/water play area. How did I not realize they were ready for big water parks!   This summer, during our trip to the east coast, we hit up two…

Baptizing My Niece

Baptisms are beautiful events.  While never overtly religious, I was raised Catholic and do believe that there is a higher order that helps drive our lives.  Religion is a beautiful way to celebrate that higher order, and seeing a child welcomed into that religion is always a special event, where you see the innocent life…

Celebrating Independence Day in the South

Since my mom’s move to Virginia with her husband, I’ve been wanted to get down there the visit, and see the Richmond my mom experiences. During our recent trip out east, 4th of July weekend feel like the first time to explore our new Southern headquarters.    We arrive the day before the holiday, and…