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…

Pelosi Power and Health Care Reform

Pelosi And House Leaders Sign Senate Health Reform Bill
President Obama keeps making history and proving me wrong. I never thought in my lifetime I would witness an African American elected president. And I didn't think the Democrats could get a health care reform bill passed. Looks like it took some Pelosi power to get it done. I'm talking about Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. She reportedly worked behind the scenes real hard to make it happen. This woman is not to be underestimated. The passage of this bill means there's a lot of work to be done. With 30+ million people granted access to health care within the next four years, there's the issue of building more hospitals, patients practicing preventive care, medical schools graduating more doctors, taxes and the list goes on. We're living in historic times. On one hand, it seems like we're moving forward. But with SOME teabaggers shouting racial and homophobic obscenities at legislators, I question how far we have moved.

Moving on...Madame Speaker Pelosi has a lot to celebrate. She turns 70 on Friday.

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  1. Please use the "Name/URL" option when commenting. I don't care if it's fake.

    YOU DO NOT have to type in a URL.


  2. Cocoa Fly, what Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid did was unbelievable. When Scott Brown won Ted Kennedy's seat everyone thought the health care bill was dead in the water. However, Nancy said "we'll get the numbers we need...We'll pass the health care bill." She never wavered, but she stood steadfast, and determined to win health care reform for the American people. Today was a historic day for the American people, and as time passes everyone will be in agreement.

  3. looks like every black person has their hands im my pocket. Nancy must be black.

  4. @ Anonymous #2 So you think the bankers who went in your pockets for bailout money are black too?

  5. the bank bailout was needed why? oh yes, because government forced banks to lend to minorities. bailout was just another bailout for blacks who can't stand on their own.
    I have lost all respect for blacks. Welfare forever is the black mentality.


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