Napa, Ca: Farmstead – Long Meadow Ranch

About 20 years ago, Napa was a quiet little town with a handful of restaurants.  There was 1 movie theater in town, and the only show playing was “the Flintstones”.  Now, Napa is the culinary…

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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…

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Fairfield, Ca: Jelly Belly Factory

Before heading home from Napa, we made a slight detour to the Jelly Belly Factory in Fairfield, CA. It’s about half an hour from Napa, and the tour is free.  If you want a more…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Marina Del Rey: Nighthawk Breakfast Bar

We were in Marina Del Rey for a wedding, and spent the night at the Marriott.  I yelped a breakfast place, and the Nighthawk Breakfast Bar was a 15 minute walking distance from the hotel.…

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Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at night

Shellie, Karen and I went back to Galaxy’s Edge a few days later, but this time at night. Our appointment time was from 8:00 to midnight, and it was Karen’s first time.   We were…

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Galaxy’s Edge: Blue and Green Milk, and other food and drinks

We started off the day with breakfast at Ronto Roasters, had drinks and snacks at Oga’s Cantina, and ended our visit with a shared meal from Docking Bay 7. On our way to Docking Bay…

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Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run at Galaxy’s Edge

There will be 2 attractions, or rides at the Galaxy’s Edge, but currently the Smuggler’s Run is the only one that’s active.  The wait time for those who have reservations was only 20 minutes, and…

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Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Oga’s Cantina

Oga’s Cantina is a tiny bar in the middle of Galaxy’s Edge. As soon as you enter the land, head towards the right and put your name down for a reservation. They’ll ask for your…

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Disneyland’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Disneyland opened a new land called Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.  The land is adjacent to Fantasyland, and pops out next to the Hungry Bear restaurant in Critter Country.  Reservations are required from May 30 until…

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Anaheim, CA: The Blind Rabbit

There’s a food hall in Anaheim called the Anaheim Packing District.  The hall used to be the packing center for citrus in 1919.  Now, its a culinary collection of 50 food and beverage kiosks, and…

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Pioneertown, CA: Pappy & Harriett’s

Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace is located near Joshua Tree National Park and is the only bar / restaurant and music venue in Pioneertown, California.  We had dinner reservations at 7:00 on the Sunday before…

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The old west town of Pioneertown, California

I came across Pioneertown on a Travel Channel video.  Pioneertown was founded in 1946 by a group of Hollywood investors, including actors Roy Rogers and Gene Autry, who created this place as a movie set. …

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Disneyland: Dapper Day, Spring 2019

Dapper Day is an unofficial weekend event held at Disneyland, Walt Disney World and Disneyland Paris, where people get dressed up and stroll around the resort.  It is held twice a year, and last Fall,…

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Anaheim: Ballast Point, Downtown Disney

Ballast Point is a brewing company based in San Diego, California. They have 4 locations in San Diego, one in Temecula, Long Beach, Chicago (IL), Daleville (VA) and one in downtown Disney, Anaheim. The location…

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