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…

Prince is Gone

My Ultimate Prince CD collection 
I'm kicking myself for not seeing Prince when he was in Oakland last month. I've never been to a Prince concert and wanted to go. I heard he was singing slow music. I didn't buy a ticket because I wanted to see him really rock out for my first concert. Big mistake!

I saw photos of friends on social media who went to his last concert and they looked like they just came from having good sex. LOL What do you expect? It's Prince.

I'm still in shock over his death and will have more to say later. My first blog post was about Prince. We lost a genius. We lost a man who didn't give a damn if people thought he was weird. We lost a man who lived by his own rules. We lost a courageous man who fought the music industry for ownership of his art. We lost a philanthropist who spoke out against injustices. We lost a brotha like no other. We lost a beautiful, sensual soul. We lost a king in music who reigned in purple. An icon who showered our souls with Purple Rain. We lost an icon. We lost a prince at 57. We lost Prince.

Here's an interview on Prince's philanthropy, that many of us didn't know about.





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  1. This hurts my soul. I teared up. I grew up on his music! And had his cassette tapes. I bet your dad had a couple too. :)

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    1. My dad is a HUGE music fan. He might still have Prince's album. My father has always had a serious music collection. But I'm still in disbelief that Prince is no longer on this planet.

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