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…

Brunch and Prose

 Cheers! Today I met awesome women and one awesome guy at Liminal's "From All Points But Center" brunch potluck. Liminal is a feminist/womanist writing space in Oakland. I love meeting new people there because they're so interesting. Everyone has a story. It was a great way to kick off the weekend.

The photo you see of me with a wine glass is not from Liminal but it reminded me of brunch. And so does that photo of a fruit tart from BlogHer a few years ago.

At this even we had a discussion and read our work. Once again Trump came out and how we triggered so many women. We talked about our relationships with our periods. The impact of social media and technology eroding our in-person communication skills also came up. It was a good day. Being in literary spaces feels good. These spaces are very healing during all of the hatred and nastiness going on with this election.  As we get closer to election day, enjoy some art. It does wonders.





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