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…

My Sorority Sister Deshauna Barber is the NEW Miss USA

 I am so excited for our new Miss USA DeShauna Barber. I was out and about and missed the pageant. But apparently she did well. She earned the crown. Barber is a member of my sorority Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. I was not only pulling for her out of sisterhood but also because she served in the military, along with most of her family. I supported this young woman, who serves our country, in wanting to represent our country.

Women are so dynamic. Our womanhood is not static. Deshauna Barber wears combat boots and high heels. She is soldier and beauty queen. I'm excited about her future and advancement to the Miss Universe pageant.

I often write about how we rarely see darker-skinned Black women representing beauty. To see this smart, Chocolate complexion Black woman from Washington, DC with the name Deshauna feels good. I heard that the three finalists were women of color. I can't recall watching a Miss USA or Miss Universe and all of the finalists were women of color. Beauty comes in many colors and national pageants are waking up to that.

Tomorrow I will be wearing my crown in honor of our new Miss USA. Visit Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram for my photo.


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  1. Omg, this is amazing! She is absolutely beautiful.

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  2. Awesome on so many levels, agree with your words completely.

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