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…

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Betty White ROCKS Saturday Night Live

Actress Betty White arrives as a guest for the Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World gala in New York

The only woman who would cause my no DVR-owning self to stay home on a Saturday night is Betty White. And it was worth it because she was hilarious on Saturday Night Live. That was the funniest SNL I've seen in a long time. Betty White is 88 1/2 and still has star power. A campaign on Facebook made her SNL hosting dreams come true. My favorite skit was the NPR-spoof muffin skit. White played a guest muffin baker on a radio food show. She was talking about her "muffin". Boy, they just rode with that one. One of the hosts asked if there was a cherry in the muffin and White said, "My muffin hasn't had a cherry since 1939." LOL! White was edgy and just pure funny. Not only did she host a full-hour live show at the age of 88, but according to the Boston Globe she raked in the highest ratings for SNL since Tina Fey played Sarah Palin during the 2008 elections. Go' head Betty! I can't wait to watch her in TV Land's new sitcom Hot In Cleveland. I've loved White in the Mary Tyler Moore Show, Golden Girls and do you remember Mama's Family? That was my show! Shout out to my fly Baby Boomers who remember White from the game show Password. So, I'm sure she'll shine in this one too. Jay Z was the musical guest. Dedicating his performance of "Forever Young" was right on. If you haven't seen SNL it's worth going on to watch it. Keep flying high Betty White!

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  1. I love Betty White. As much as I loved her on Mary Tyler Moore and Mama's Family, she will always be Rose Nylund to me. I think I've seen every episode of Golden Girls (and know all of the words to the theme song). That show was classic.

  2. She's so funny. I missed the episode I look forward to the rerun.

    Peace, Love and Chocolate

  3. You can catch it online too Tiffany if you can't wait.


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