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…

Bobbi Kristina Brown Dead at 22 and Gone To Soon

Bobbi Kristina Brown
Source: Instagram
I remember when Whitney Houston wanted to have a baby so bad. I remember when she and Bobby Brown were trying really hard. Then their miracle baby Bobbi Kristina was born. I remember watching interviews and seeing the joy in Whitney's face when the baby she desired so strongly was finally in her arms.

Whitney tried to have another child, but suffered a few miscarriages.

I feel bad that the life Whitney Houston wanted to bring in this world, was only here for 22 years. I feel bad that Whitney and Bobby Brown turned to drugs to put a band-aid over whatever pain they were trying to numb. As a result Bobbi Kristina was a product of her environment.

I feel bad that Bobbi Kristina had to weather the storm of the media, which weren't always kind to her mother as she struggled with addiction. I feel bad that Bobbi Kristina was in so much pain from the loss of her mother, and exited the world far too soon. She left this world, very similar to how her mother left this world.

Bobbi Kristina had plenty of money and fame. But all she wanted was her mommy. This all goes to show that no matter what material things you have in life, they don't mean a hill of beans if you don't have peace of mind.

I went on Bobbi Kristina's Instagram page and ironically she wrote on her profile description, "Last of a dying breed...Daughter of a Goddess." Bobbi Kristina is back in her mother's arms now. I hope they both are at peace.