Yearly Archives: 2013

October 1st, 2013 What a gorgeous day it turned out to be.  In fact I might have gotten a wee bit burned. Had to visit the Napa River again before we went to San Francisco. Being in a limo is the only way to go.  We had an excellent driver so knowing where to go […]

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  • Betty

    We are planning a trip to San Fran, sometime in the future. This post made me so excited and sealed the deal, in wanting to go! The painted ladies are so lovely!ReplyCancel

  • lynnwood

    San Francisco – what a beautiful city from the Bay Bridge (just opened), the naval yards, the amazing sights in Chinatown to the cable car museum -so many things to see. The famous Painted Ladies (the only houses left standing after the 1906 earthquake), the crookedest street in the world – only walked about half way down,the sea lions at Pier 39 -just a noisy as ever, nice walk to have ice cream at Ghirardelli. I shared a lemon yougurt with Carolyn but she didn’t like that flavour. The view from Twin Peaks truly is the best. The Golden Gate Park closed due to shutdown (I might never forget October 1, 2013). The picture taking opportunities at the Palace of Fine Arts was very beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Amy Jensen

    Awwwww …. you’re so close to me again!! Miss you!! SF looked beautiful! xoxoReplyCancel

September 30, 2013 Magic . . . .today was pure magic. The resort invited everyone for breakfast and then an information session, which truly was just that . . . . not a sales presentation in disguise.  We chose to do a limo ride to San Fran tomorrow . . . .I will have to […]

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  • lynnwood

    Started the trip with a trip to the pink striped bldg which has very generous helpings. The place was full so we knew we had a winner. Not an awful lot for someone who is gluten intolerant. Took off from Napa and headed for the Castle. Amazing when we got there . . . a real old castle that was just opened in 2007, complete with hand forged nails, locks, hinges etc. They hand pick the grapes . . . no machinery here. They harvest the fields up to three times. Their wine is only sold at the castle and I think very good. While walking with the wine to the car I tripped over the highest stake defining the walk way – went flying but the wine we bought was saved. The castle is complete even with a simulated attack of conquers and broken turrets. We saw a dungeon with a rack of iron, a hot seat and a pit for storing prisoners. Also the castle has a moat and a draw bridge. Would recommend to anyone. The underground part of the castle is four levels deep.ReplyCancel

Early liftoff as we wanted to take in a few things in Sacramento and we can’t check into the resort until 4 p.m. The staff at Walley’s were wonderful and I can’t say enough good about them especially Kelly and Mendy.  What a beautiful Sunday morning for a drive.  The sun is shining, the weather warm […]

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  • Betty

    I love those little cottages by the water!ReplyCancel

  • Lucille Lamb

    You have some beautiful photos and memories here. Hope government closures don’t affect the rest of your journey too much.ReplyCancel

Omg it was a blast and we didn’t get to see all of it as we HAVE to go to Virginia City today as we leave the area tomorrow. Took the shuttle in to Genoa to get there before 9.  By 11 it was elbow to elbow EVERYWHERE.   Susan Anne you would have thought you […]

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  • Betty

    Ohhhhhh my goodness!! I have waited for an opportunity to sit down with tea and time to savour the stories in your adventures! We are now in Winnipeg, for Thanksgiving and it is a deliciously slow morning…….the perfect time to look, read and absorb the artistry and spirit of adventure in your postings!
    The Candy Fest photos made me quiver with excitement!!! I WOULD SOOOOO HAVE LOVED THAT EXPERIENCE!!! It would have been soooo hard to just pick one or two things to purchase! The purse that found it’s way into your bag is perfect for you! You will love it forever as it will remind you of this colourful experience!
    Your pictures are awesome…..the one of the blue flower/star lollipop made me want! The dragon fly pottery was so beautiful! But, the best one was the spirited, seasoned lady in purple and red!! Now, there looks like a life well lived!
    Thanks for the fantasy flight!!ReplyCancel

  • Lucille Lamb

    Looks amazing. I’d love to be at a market like that. My favourite is the the lovely lady in purple and red. That picture speaks a thousand words!ReplyCancel

  • lynnwood

    Wonderful experiences just thousands of people for the 2 day Genoa street festival, the whole town pulls together and this is their biggest money maker of the year. Out in Virginia City lots of cheering of the bikers and the ladies were enticed to loosen up a bit with a prize of a string of beads. Very hilly – there was a train to the lake and to Carson City which would have been nice to experience, but the tickets were a little difficult to get.ReplyCancel

September 27th, 2013 A glorious day all around.  A leisurely morning sleep in, coffee, another nap, more coffee and eventually . . . . failure to launch was a bit of an issue today . . . a trip to the hair stylist to get rid of the shaggy dawg/scruffy look.  Went to a recommended […]

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  • Betty Lawrence

    How about sharing a picture of your new “do”?!? 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Betty

    LOVE the ABC’s of aging poster!!
    I’m with Amy and love, love, love the clear reflective shots!ReplyCancel

  • Amy Jensen

    Love love love the reflection shots … ReplyCancel

  • Lucille Lamb

    Looks like our kind of place. Good for R& R.ReplyCancel

  • lynnwood

    very relaxing day must have got to about 70 degrees no wind no clouds gloriousReplyCancel

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