Hard Life Lessons Learned This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving week started out like any other holiday weekend, with excitement for the upcoming holidays and travels. On Monday during the day I was making mental packing and to do lists while working, thinking about prepping for the long weekend ahead. Then I looked at my phone and saw my mom’s number. Thinking nothing of…

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…

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…