Dessert, Food, Travel, Uncategorized, wine, wine and drink

No Drink Service for You…

Also known as Still Flying Dry on Southwest Airlines The Southwest planes at Nashville International Airport UPDATE: So I have some good news and some sad news. The sad news is that as of September 23, 2020, there is still no boozy beverage service on Southwest Airlines. I haven't been able to find whether Southwest… Continue reading No Drink Service for You…

california, Hiking, Opinion, outdoors, writing

The Fires Around Us

It has been a sad week here in the San Gabriel Valley. Since Labor Day weekend, amidst a record-breaking, infernal heat wave, the mountains above us have been scorched by fire. A persistent brown-grey cloud has hovered over the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and the valley below, causing extremely poor air quality, yet… Continue reading The Fires Around Us

Beaches, california, holidays, outdoors, Travel, Vacation

The Beaches of Orange County

The temperatures in Southern California are forecasted to rival the surface temperature of hell this Labor Day weekend, and while it's going to be unusually crazy hot at the beaches, there is a good 15-20 degree difference between the coast and the valleys, making a beach escape very tempting. For our family, a trip to… Continue reading The Beaches of Orange County

american west, california, Camping, dogs, Hiking, outdoors, Travel

Chasing Waterfall Hikes

It's going to be a million degrees here in So Cal this Labor Day weekend. So in typical Southern California style, we are going in search of some water to cool off in the shade of forest settings. Here are some of my favorite waterfall hikes, easily accessible from the foothill communities along Interstate 210.… Continue reading Chasing Waterfall Hikes

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Friday Fun Wine List: 2020 Edition

The Pessimist: the wine or the author? I should vinify a wine called "The Murder Hornet." I don't need to tell anyone that 2020 has been one hell of a strange year. The 'Roaring 20's' certainly came in with a snarl, albeit in totally the wrong direction, and the sense of impending doom felt by… Continue reading Friday Fun Wine List: 2020 Edition