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Mostly Recovered Now. . . Birthday Stay-Cation in The Villages!
Mostly Recovered Now. . . Birthday Stay-Cation in The Villages!

Mostly Recovered Now. . . Birthday Stay-Cation in The Villages!

It’s been a couple weeks since I’ve posted, during which time I’ve been recovering at home from my pacemaker surgery, and generally taking it easy a bit. It’s been nice being home, and not tied up to so many wires in…

Port of Costa Maya, Aboard the Sky Princess
Port of Costa Maya, Aboard the Sky Princess

Port of Costa Maya, Aboard the Sky Princess

Steve (DOS) and I just returned home from an outstanding seven night cruise on the Sky Princess, sailing roundtrip Caribbean out of Fort Lauderdale. We debarked the ship today (Saturday) around 9am, and had a quick four hour’s drive back…

Platypus Tours thru the Russian River Valley
Platypus Tours thru the Russian River Valley

Platypus Tours thru the Russian River Valley

On our first full day in Sonoma (Friday) we took another Platypus Tour, this time thru the northern part of Sonoma thru the Russian River Valley. As this area is a bit further and rural than most people visit and…

Platypus Tours Napa #2: Paoletti, Tedeschi, and Clos Pegase Wineries
Platypus Tours Napa #2: Paoletti, Tedeschi, and Clos Pegase Wineries

Platypus Tours Napa #2: Paoletti, Tedeschi, and Clos Pegase Wineries

Continuing on with our Napa Valley trip, in this post we will take our second Platypus Tour in Napa. Of the four Platypus tours we would ultimately take this trip (2 in Napa and 2 in Sonoma) this was the…

Exploring Napa on our Own: Charles Krug and V. Sattui
Exploring Napa on our Own: Charles Krug and V. Sattui

Exploring Napa on our Own: Charles Krug and V. Sattui

As Steve (DOS) and I were in Napa for 5 days, we had a couple “free days” where we weren’t taking a wine tour with Platypus, which allowed us to go to a couple wineries and lunches on our own.…

Touring Napa Valley with Platypus Tours
Touring Napa Valley with Platypus Tours

Touring Napa Valley with Platypus Tours

Steve (DOS) and I stayed in Napa Valley for five nights, followed by four nights in Sonoma. We went to many different wineries ranging from the boutique to the large and well known ‘name’ wineries. As a point of reference…