Oregon · Uncategorized · Wine

Willamette Valley Oregon – Labor Day 2015

Last year we spent four days in the Willamette Valley region of Oregon, which is best known as being the largest wine producing area in Oregon.  Willamette (which rhymes with “Dammit”) is about an 1.5 hours south of Portland via car.  The valley runs north to south so we stayed in the northern section of… Continue reading Willamette Valley Oregon – Labor Day 2015

Italy · Uncategorized

An Amazing Birthday Lunch at La Sponda Restaurant at Hotel Sirenuse

I usually make lots of dinner reservations for vacations but this trip I decided that we would play most of it by ear and be spontaneous with a few exceptions.  The main exception being our lunch in Positano on our second day there, which just happened to be my birthday.  Given that I plan all… Continue reading An Amazing Birthday Lunch at La Sponda Restaurant at Hotel Sirenuse

Italy · Uncategorized

Italy Continues – Amalfi Coast and Positano

We were up early to catch our 10am train to Naples.  Fortunately, there is a taxi stand right next to the Campo de Fiori which made it super easy to get a ride to the train station but I was surprised how long it took due to traffic. Give yourself plenty of time! Still, we… Continue reading Italy Continues – Amalfi Coast and Positano