Cheers! My Birthday Celebration with the Napa Valley Wine Country Tours

After losing my grandmother a few weeks before my birthday, I really needed to celebrate life. I know she would want me to do that. This year, I decided to ring in a new year of life in wine country. My soror traveled up from So Cal to visit. This would be her first time in Napa. I didn’t want to drive so instead, we bought bus tickets for the Napa Valley Wine Country Tours.

Let me tell you something, going on this bus tour was one of the BEST decisions I made. The Napa Valley Wine Country Tours bus isn’t just any bus. It’s a limo bus that looks like a VIP club lounge on wheels. We paid $119 for an 8-hour trip, visit to 4 wineries in Sonoma and Napa counties, continental breakfast and lunch. It was worth every penny. The tastings aren't covered in the bus fare, but they ran about $10-$25. Wineries won't charge you for tastings if you buy a bottle. I recommend this for tourists and any Bay Area locals who have folks visiting from out of town and want a short excursion to Nap…

Scared of Swine Flu?

I just got back from San Diego where a school closed due to a student contracting swine flu. That poor child. This virus has been all over the news. Anyone that's a worry wart must be going crazy right now. Recession, war, health care and now swine flu. Just the name of it sounds disgusting and scary. I love journalism but with all of the stuff going on in the world even I feel like I need break from CNN sometimes.
A few of my friends think the media are going overboard with the coverage. I kind of agree. However, people need to be informed. I'd rather know what's going on now then hear from the CDC or WHO if things out of hand. Too bad we don't see this level of urgency from government officials when addressing the spread of HIV/AIDS. People are so mum about it, you would think HIV/AIDS is not an epidemic. But that's another discussion.

Isn't that a great picture above? I saw it on The Guardian. It's a shot of a couple kissing in Mexico City through their hospital masks. Everyone is wearing masks down there.

I have a huge deadline coming up this Friday so my posts will be short and sweet this week. Wish me luck on this article I have due Friday. It's a big one. So big that I must wait until Saturday to see Wolverine.

In the meantime, wash your hands for 20 seconds frequently, stay informed and pray. Hopefully the doctors can get this virus under control.

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  1. Thanks for the cocoafly medical alert.

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