I had another great day today, in the morning we went down town Napa for breakfest at a place called the “Napa General Store” I had a lovely breakfest, poched eggs, bacon toast and tea. The tea was in one of the biggest mugs I’ve ever seen ,its what my grandfather would call a kidney buster . After breakfast we walked around down town for a look, their was a car show on the go with all kinds of classic cars which was cool to see.
this is the river that flows though Napa, they eventually flows in to San Francisco bay. After breakfast we took another run out to Marshalls, after that we came back to the house to relax for a bit before attending the bluegrass concert at Copiea CIA. (Culinary institute of America) The concert was very enjoyable, large crowds The lineup for the food and drinks was very long but in the end worth the wait. A friend joined myself and my aunt towards the end and we had a good chat. After we went across to a food hall, where we shared some food and drink it was a most enjoyable day. Tomorrow is going to be a more low key day, as it’s been a busy couple of days .
It’s been a busy but wonderful first couple of day on my trip to California.
I left St John’s 0630am on 08/16 fight to Toronto was good and uneventful, same with going though Toronto. One thing I must mention is the new additions to St John’s airport is fantastic, theirs so much more security lines, so that speeds thing up, as well the new departure area after security is really good, so many other places to eat and sit,and including yellow belly pub As for the flights, .the longest flight I found was yyz to sfo, the plane was very crammed with not a lot of room other then the space issue it was a present flight with very little turbulence. I had a great view of the rocky mounts flying in over Nevada .Photos about are of both Nevada and California .
The longest part of the trip was getting in to San Francisco airport (SFO),
When we finally got on the ground, we sat on the tarmac for about 25-30 mins the flight crew came on several times and said 15min then 10 min this happened a couple of times. When I finally got in to the terminal and got my luggage, I made my way to find the bus to go to Napa. Sadly I had missed the 230pm bus. The next bus was 430pm so I had time to kill I found this nice restaurant where I got a flat bread pizza and a beer, that held me over until I got to Napa that was a lovely snack.
The beer I had was one of the best I ever had, it was actually local to Napa.
On Friday my self and my aunt went our for breakfast to black bear dinner which was a good, I asked for a breakfast sandwich, which wasn’t on the menu but they gladly accommodated and made it which was great . After breakfast we come back to the house to check on Sophie ann, and let her out. This afternoon we went to see Mamma Mia, it was actually a very enjoyable movie
After the movie we came back to the house for a bit to relax and again let Ms Sophie out. For supper we zipped out to Trader Joes and Whole foods and picked up a chicken and salads and had that for supper.
That’s all my news for today. Tomorrow evening where going to an out door bluegrass festival in the evening, as for the rest of the day, we’ll see what the day brings.
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After a long hiatus, my travel blog will once again be active.
Later in August I will be traveling to Northern California and the Bay Area. Stay tune for blog posts And pictures to come!
I’d like to welcome my Friend Emily, who is going to become a contributor to my site.
Stay tune to her blog posts about her various on going posts and stories from her past travels.
Thanks for being a contributor !
It’s been a busy couple days I’ll break it down by day.
Wednesday May 10th 2017
The day started out busy, we left London early in the am.
We had to have our backs out by the door for 6am. Our day was made up of a trip to Stonehenge in the morning and then a visit to the Roman baths in the afternoon. Late afternoon we made our way to Wales, to the city of Newport.
Thursday May 11th 2017
To day we visited. Cardiff castle, which was very interesting. It actually was a summer home for the Marquess of Bute. He was extremely wealthy , and when he built it the story goes money was no object. His family’s wealth came from the coal and steel mines.
In the afternoon we headed to the ferry , which we are currently on. Its 4.5 hours total , we are about over half way though the crossing.
The pictures are from the view of the window and a picture of the lounge.
That’s all for now. Tomorrow we head to in to Waterford, and then head to Dublin.
The first day of our trip is over and it was a great success.
Myself and my travel companions left St John’s at 10:00 NST time, the plane only had 38 passengers . I was able to have an entire row to myself . The flight was uneventful with a little turbulence but over all a smooth flight. International flights are always better for food, they fed us a sandwich, and then breakfast in the am . Heathrow is as busy as always but we had no delays getting off the plane or going though immigration. Our ride in to London took an hour, as we arrived right in the middle of rush hour. The hotel is most impressive , staying at the Hilton near Edgware Road, beautiful hotel and service has been fantastic, the stay are their to help you do what ever it is you need. We had a rest once we got checked in, so a short nap was in order. After our nap we went our exploring and ended up eating in this local diner , the food wasn’t to bad. After exploring the neighbourhood a little more , we quickly realized that the standard maps app for the iPhone is absolute rubbish. After a late lunch we headed back to the hotel for another break, to recharge my electronics and to download google maps which is so much better , its like night and day. After another rest and some chatting about possible plans for tomorrow we headed out again and had supper at a lovely pub. I had a meal of fish and chips ,and a pint of Kronenburg 1664. After a late supper it was time to call it a day. Tomorrow is a free day, with the exception of a themes river boat and pub tour tomorrow night.
The adventure has just begun .
Now that I am working full time, my travel time is very limited. However I still and will be forever had the travel bug, nothing will ever change there. I have decided to write profiles on all the countries i’ve been to. I have also decided to write about each different trip that I’ve been on. It will primarily focus on my trips to Europe.
-Country profiles will focus on talking about the country its self, the cities, food, currency and other interesting facts.
-Blog posts will talk about the different countries i’ve been to and my experiences there.
Hollywood Studios is by far the best theme park I have ever visited.
It’s really a park that is for an older demographic , I would classify in the age group of 16+, although their is lots to do for younger kids, I think the older teens and adults would appreciate it the most.
It has shopping, rides , attractions and lots of places to eat.
Like every park it has it’s different areas. My favourite part was an area called Streeets of America .
It had a different street done up from the early 20th century, New York and , San Francisco are the two that stood out the most to me. What I like about what Disney does is, they make all these fake type shops but with store front widows, it’s really pretty cool.
I don’t have much to report or any pictures to report. Our third we went to the Premiem outlets malls.Lots and lots of stores. They have everything you can possibly imagine in terms of shopping. They also have a food court which includes Five guys burgers and fries, which we had for lunch We went to a really good Itilan restaurant for supper. I had a really good pizza and a delicious Itilan beer.