We’re heading to Disney World!

For my 50th birthday, I wanted to celebrate it at Walt Disney World. My birthday is actually in March, but it’s also Spring Break in Florida… meaning it’s even more crowded than normal. I found a break in the Ducks hockey schedule in February, and the crowds were […]

Anniversary dinner at Steakhouse 55

Happy 7th anniversary to my Stephen! The place we originally met 7 years ago went out of business, so we decided to celebrate our anniversary at the Steakhouse 55, located at the Disneyland Hotel. The food and service was excellent. We had a cozy table in the back […]

Belated Holiday Greetings

Belated holiday greetings…. 2019 didn’t end quite as happy as I wanted. It’s never easy to lose a pet…and I’ve had 2 dogs, and 3 cats before Lulu passed away. I think it was harder because she passed away in my home, instead of at the vet. I […]

Slayer: the Final Campaign

Slayer is a local Southern California band that was founded in 1981.  Last year I saw Slayer for the first time in Las Vegas at the Joint at the Hard Rock Cafe.  It was my first time seeing a thrash metal band ever. After more than three decades […]

Disneyland: Cafe Orleans

I have been going to Disneyland for almost 5 decades, and even worked there while going to college.  In all those years, I have never dined at the Cafe Orleans, until now.  I wanted to try somewhere new for lunch, and on a whim made reservations.  The menu […]

Healdsburg, Ca: The Wurst Restaurant

Most visitors who go to Napa rarely travel to the Sonoma side.  One of the days, we ventured toward Sonoma, and made our way to Healdsburg.  The town is quaint, and picturesque, and also where we had lunch at the Wurst Restaurant. The restaurant is known for their […]

Napa, Ca: The Model Bakery

For the past 90 years, Model Bakery has been part of the Napa Valley culinary scene. In 2016, Oprah Winfrey made it part of her Favorite Things list, and it has become a pin on the Napa Valley map. Model has 3 locations, one in downtown Napa by […]

Wine tasting In Napa and Sonoma

We only had 3 days in Napa, so we spent one day in the Napa Valley, and one day in the Sonoma side. Stephen really enjoys the sweeter wines, particularly port.  Here’s a peek at the places that we stopped at which had dessert wines. NAPA VALLEY V. […]

Napa, Ca: the Inn On First

Six years ago, I took Stephen here for his birthday.  Innkeeper Jim welcomed us back like we were long time friends coming over for dinner. Here’s somethings we love about this Bed & Breakfast: TOP 25: This Registry Bed and Breakfast was ranked top 25 by BedandBreakfast.com. KEY […]

Las Vegas: Shaq’s Big Chicken

We heard Shaquille O’Neil opened a chicken place in Las Vegas. The Big Chicken restaurant is located across from the famous Hofbrauhaus in a strip mall. We went mid week at around 5:30 pm, so we knew it wasn’t going to be busy. It wasn’t. There was a […]