(Thursday, May 17th) A free for all day. One group went to France for wine tasting. Another group went to a different area of France to hang out and have lunch. And a third group chose to sleep in. I was part of the group that slept in. Once we finally woke up and ate…

Read More

(Wednesday, May 16th) We go kayaking and don’t leave on time, but make it there in good time anyway. I had been sea kayaking twice before and river kayaking once. And on this time out I discovered that I don’t ever want to kayak again. But everyone else has a great time. The reason I…

Read More

(Tuesday, May 15th) We go wine tasting and actually leave on time! We also actually make it to all four scheduled wineries! Usually when we go wine tasting in these big groups Rebecca hires a limo, but we didn’t have the luxury so two of us had to drive the vans that day. I was…

Read More

(Monday, May 14th) Half the group heads to the market and everyone’s allergies kick in. The other half goes into Girona. Our group had to take two cars. Parking was hard to find so we split up and met at the Cathedral. Then we grabbed lunch because we were all pretty hungry. We ate pintxos,…

Read More

(Sunday, May 13th) This day was slated for the Dali museum and a trip to the market. More pictures I was in the first group that went to the Dali museum. It was packed because it was Sunday and I was really trying not to complain about it, but man, people are annoying in that…

Read More

(Saturday, May 12th) Our friend Orion turned 40 this year. To celebrate he invited a group of 18 people for a wine soaked week in Spain. Sixteen of us spent the first week in a castle north of Barcelona, in Tortella near Girona. The second week we stayed in two apartments in Barcelona. A few…

Read More

Up until about 10 days before his birthday I had no idea what to get for Steve. It is so difficult to buy something for the guy who has everything. So I started thinking about what TO DO. Go carts entered my mind, which lead to a few other things, like sailing. So I sent…

Read More

Following our return from London my friend Maritza and I drove down to Santa Barbara for a couple of days. She let me drive her car so that I could avoid motion sickness. She has a 2010 Mazda 3.5 hatchback and I have to say I was pretty happy with it. The steering handles well…

Read More

I wanted to get breakfast one last time and our host said York & Albany, a Gordan Ramsay restaurant was good for it. So we walked over there and I ordered a traditional breakfast again (consists of one fried egg, one piece of bacon, one piece of sausage, a fried tomato, some mushrooms, beans and…

Read More

Can you believe it, we had another late start! We wanted to get some good fish n chips again (chippys), but it was late in the afternoon and most places were closed until dinner time. We did find one place near Camden Lock, Lockside Lounge. They weren’t nearly as good as Blackfriar’s, but they did…

Read More