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…

No Eclipse Glasses? Grab a Cereal Box

My cereal box turned pinhole camera

At first I planned on watching the eclipse on television. Then I got caught up in the hype. By the time I decided to join the eclipse party, all of the viewing glasses were gone from my local library. I went old school and made an eclipse viewer out of a cereal box.

ABC 7 Bay Area Meteorologist Drew Tuma created a fun and helpful DIY video on how to make a pinhole camera from a cereal box. More than likely, you have everything needed in your home: cereal box, tape, scissors, pen, white sheet of paper and foil. This can be a fun and quick project with the kids. Remember DO NOT LOOK INTO THE SUN.

 Have fun!


  1. Ayee! This is a great activity for kids. I am a primary school teacher & we have this activity week going on in my school. I was freaking out since i had no idea what my class will be doing for their science activity, i guess now i know :). Thanks a ton for posting this.


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