Monthly Archives: March 2017

Napa Valley to the Russian River Valley

Finding myself in San Francisco on a Friday night, and with no immediate need to get home and back to work, I decided to spend the weekend in Napa Valley. Past experience has taught me to keep the tastings to … Continue reading

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Black Sand, Cowries and Turtles, or, Just Messing Around

It should come as no surprise that there are many black sand beaches on Hawaii’s Big Island.  Driving the main highways (11 and 19), you see vast areas of lava flow fields cutting a wide swath from the flanks of … Continue reading

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Exploring Hawaii’s Big Island

Hawaii’s Big Island has a lot to offer besides warm water and sandy beaches.  As a matter of fact, beaches is the least of what this island has to offer.  How often do you get the chance to see volcanoes … Continue reading

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World Of Pinot Noir, Day Two

Having made rather merry the night before, we were glad for a later start on Day Two of the WOPN.  It also happened to be my birthday.  A walk on the rocky beach produced a few shells and some nice … Continue reading

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World Of Pinot Noir, March 3-4, 2017, Santa Barbara, CA

This past weekend, wine geeks, wine makers, and wine consumers gathered at the Bacara Resort & Spa to celebrate my favorite wine, Pinot Noir. My sister and I met in Burbank, and drove Hwy 101 north to Santa Barbara.  We … Continue reading

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