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Things to do in Cannon Beach, Oregon

Last week Steve and I traveled to Oregon for vacation.  We spent our first three days on the Northern Oregon Coast at Cannon Beach, which is about a 2.5 hour drive west from Portland.  I’ll post a review about the hotel we stayed at on Cannon Beach separately (spoiler alert – we LOVED our hotel)… Continue reading Things to do in Cannon Beach, Oregon

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Food & Wine in Napa Valley…and a little Scenery

The concierge at the Auberge du Soleil hotel set up restaurant and winery reservations for us during our 3 day stay in Napa Valley.  First, let’s take a peek at the wineries we visited.  Our first reservation was for a winery tour and private tasting at Stag’s Leap Winery & Cellars which is located on… Continue reading Food & Wine in Napa Valley…and a little Scenery

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Hotel Love – The Auberge du Soleil in Napa Valley

I just returned from an incredible 3 day stay in Napa Valley with my mom.  We hung our hats at the gorgeous and luxurious Auberge du Soleil Hotel in the middle of Napa Valley.  The hotel is located in Rutherford just off of the Silverado Trail and is up on a hill so it has… Continue reading Hotel Love – The Auberge du Soleil in Napa Valley

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Napa Itinerary for Next Week

Next week I will be traveling to Napa Valley for a 3 night stay with my mom.  This was my Christmas present to her and the trip ended up being timely.  Sadly, my grandmother (my mom’s mom) passed away just a few weeks ago so it will be so nice to have some good quality… Continue reading Napa Itinerary for Next Week

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Possible Two Week Itineraries

In 2018, Steve and I are planning to do something that we haven’t done in over 15 years – take off 2 consecutive weeks for vacation.  Steve and I each get 4 weeks of vacation but we have never taken off more than 7 consecutive work days for vacation since 2001 when I passed the… Continue reading Possible Two Week Itineraries

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Favorite Meals of 2016

Thinking back over 2016, I realized that I had eaten several good meals while traveling (and a few bad ones) and thought I’d share a few of the ones that came to mind. The picture on the heading is actually of the BBQ shrimp entree at Mr. B’s Bistro in New Orleans – we didn’t… Continue reading Favorite Meals of 2016

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Eating in Sonoma, CA – Our top Two Favorites

Since we rented a small house, we actually did quite a bit of cooking at home during this trip.  We were there over New Years and my husband and I both hate going out to eat on New Years Eve – the service is usually rushed and impersonal, the menus are often pre-set or pre-fixe… Continue reading Eating in Sonoma, CA – Our top Two Favorites