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…

Did Balloon Boy's Parents Hoodwink Us?

This Balloon Boy story is not adding up. I'm happy six-year-old Falcon Heene is safe but where the hell were his parents? Why build some big, weird, potentially dangerous contraption when you have small children? Why wasn't the helium space ship tethered tighter? Why didn't the Heene's check the house more thoroughly? But what really has me scratching my head is Falcon telling CNN's Wolf Blitzer the reason he didn't answer his parents when they called for him was because they were "doing this for a show. " You can see the interview and followup below. Blitzer asked dad Richard Heene to explain Falcon's repsonse in a later interview. Heene sort of went around the question, asked for clarification and got really defensive. Heene was a weatherman and his family were on the reality show "Wife Swap." Am I smelling ham here? IF, and I mean, IF this was a hoax to get attention Mr. and Mrs. Heene should face legal consequences and pay back every dime spent on rescue workers, military assistance, police, etc. I hope we aren't being bamboozled because rescuers were going to risk their lives to save the boy.

I don't buy their story and it's time to turn the cameras off on the Heene's. According to Blitzer police say the ordeal was real. Yeah right and pigs fly. Or should I say kids?




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