Thanksgiving in the Desert

“I’m going to be done with trial right around Thanksgiving and I want to go on a vacation. I’m thinking of getting a big house near Joshua Tree. Want to join us?” She showed me the house on Airbnb. Right in the heart of Palm Desert, four bedrooms. Sleeps 12. TVs in every room. Two…

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…

Santa Monica Pier

The idyllic Route 66 that leads out to California ends in the most picturesque location, out on a pier that overlooks the grand Pacific Ocean. Here you can watch the sunset on the water, smell the sea salt in the air, see the surfers on the waves, and understand why so many come to settle…