Two Different Places

two diff places 

 I recently packed  up the SUV and headed to southern California with my family to spend Christmas with my oldest son.  On the morning of Christmas Eve the kids and I headed up the road to the local ski resort.  It was a beautiful day and we couldn’t wait to get onto the snow.  After a few warm-up runs at the lower part of the resort we took a chairlift, to the top of the mountain.

At 8,000  feet I skied off the lift  to the trail head.  …

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Love in the Vineyards

Love the snow

My journey resumes in the Napa Valley, more specifically at the top of Spring Mountain above St. Helena.  Yes, that is snow along with some “lovely” graffiti.  Love and romance go perfectly in the Napa Valley.  In this case, the love is being spread throughout the vineyards.  This actually makes sense to me because the real love for wine begins in the vineyards.  So let’s explore further this love affair beneath the vines.

Not often thought of as romantic –  it’s the dirt that makes the difference.  We don’t  …

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