Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Wine and Cheese in Napa Valley

Napa Valley is one of my favorite destinations. Family, Food, A great glass of Wine and breath taking Scenery.....ahhh the Good Life!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Do you believe in Faries?

Oh My......Captain Hook caught Tinker Bell and trapped her in his lantern again!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Frog Jumping Country

My sister and I took a Sunday drive to visit a friend who lives in Angels Camp, where they hold the annual famous "Calaveras County Frog Jumping Contest" which Mark Twain wrote about. The countryside is so beautiful especially during this time of the year. Everything is green and all the wild flowers are in bloom.
On the way we stopped in the small town of Copperopolis. The founders of this town were very thoughtful of its new construction giving it that old town feel. The large building below is there Town Hall, it reminds me of the Town Hall in the movie Back to the Future.

All the shops are very quaint. This coffee shop has a fireplace outside.....I would love to visit it at night. Coffee by the fireplace with friends...that's my idea of the good life.

After lunch at Pannini's in Copperopolis, we stopped in the small country town of Murphy's. We had coffee and dessert in the old Salon at Murphy's Hotel. There Bread Pudding is out of this world.....Yummmmm!

The town loves the luck of the Irish and even have Shamrocks painted on the street. Murphy's Taxi Cab.

At the end of town there was a cute donkey. I stopped to take his photo and he just started making all kinds of noise..... may be he was mad that we didn't save him any dessert?We had so much fun in Copperopolis and Murphy's, we didn't have time to stop and visit any of the shops in Angels Camp. Well maybe next time.... the Frog Jumping Contest is coming up soon!
I think a lot of other people had the same idea of a Sunday drive as us. We saw a ton of great classic cars.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Let's Have A Garden Party!

Garden Pathways

I love the mystery that a long garden pathway gives. You can't resist walking through to see what is around the corner or behind the gate.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Thank you Simone for the beautiful Tulips!

ICI Ice Cream Shop- College Street, Berkeley California

Last Saturday after attending the open house at UC Berkeley we had lunch at La Mediterranean, a fantastic restaurant on College street. It is just a couple of doors down from the famous. ICI, Ice Cream shop. College Street is just one of the many areas in Berkeley have restaurants that offer the best gourmet food that you can ever imagine.

Ici, Ice Cream Shop (also Featured in Victoria Magazine)
Expect a long wait....but its worth it!
Next to the restaurant was a beautiful flower vendor. If you have room for dessert, check out the Summer Kitchen.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Thank You Ida for your thoughtful comment!

I have not posted any photos in a long time, your comment was a nice reminder of how fast time flys by. Spring is here and I am looking forward to seeing all the flowers in bloom.