Big Sky Vacation

There are many places to vacation in California, and I have been fortunate enough to see most of them.  I am even fortunate enough to have been to many of them more than once, and even some of them yearly.  There are not many prior experiences that could have prepared me for the amazing splendor…

Seghesio 5th Annual BBQ

On Saturday we joined Seghesio’s pit team, and their custom built pit BLAZE, and their special guests this year—the rising stars of Texas BBQ, the Salt Lick BBQ pit crew. We enjoyed pulled pork sliders, spicy ribs, and grilled smoked sausages along with Tequila grilled shrimp. They featured their single vineyard Zinfandels and we met…

Midsommar 2008 – Sveadal

In modern Sweden, Midsummer’s Eve and Midsummer’s Day (Midsommarafton and Midsommardagen) are celebrated from the eve of the Friday between June 19 – 25. It is arguably the most important holiday of the year, and one of the most uniquely Swedish in the way it is celebrated, even if it has been influenced by other…

Paul And Alana Forever!

First stop was the rehearsal dinner at Girasole in P-Town hosted by none other than the fabulous parents of the groom.  We partied like it was 2008, and ordered Scoozi bread.  The back room was packed full of love for the couple who was about to make the most important step in the lives of…

Crawfish. Wine. Sun. Fun.

We were invited up to Healdsburg by Mister Gary (Cathy Seghesio’s dad), Uncle Cotton, and Mister Larry who came out from Louisiana to host this authentic New Orleans party. We joined in the fun at a traditional crawfish boil!. They cooked up the crawfish Cajun-style with red potatoes, corn on the cob, andouille sausage, onions…

Livermore Wine Festival 2008

We went down to Livermore this weekend, bypassing MakersFaire, given the age of our children.  MakersFaire is not stroller friendly, and the streets of Livermore are. It is basically $30 for ALOT of wine and/or beer.  There are a lot of great local wineries and this is the 17th year, they used to incorporate honey…

Weekend in Sonoma

We headed to Sonoma this weekend and made Train Town our first stop. For those who are not familiar Train Town it is a station modeled after the 16st Station in Oakland from the 1930s, and is, “The Most Well Developed Scale Railroad In The Americas”. You embark from the station at $4.25 a head…