Gold Country Wines – El Dorado Appellation

With our recent wine tasting in Napa, we were reminded that there are many wineries that we are lucky enough to live next to. In many ways, we preferred wine tasting in El Dorado County

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The Shakedown – Fort Bragg, CA and Napa, CA

With our cross country and international trip coming up in just over a month, James and I decided we needed to get out on the road and give the motor-home a good shakedown. We wanted

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Kilkenny, Ireland – Pt. 2

In the morning Megan, my parents and I went over to the Johnstown Castle, which now is an agricultural museum and public garden. While Megan and my mom went through the gardens and maneuvered around

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Day Trip to the Falls – Burney Falls, Northern California

Burney Falls is about 2 hours directly north of Chico, CA and one of the most beautiful spots that James and I have ventured to. Because it had just snowed near Burney, CA and it’s

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Plan To Be An Hour Late – Palm Springs

With friends getting married in a month’s time Danielle and I were off to Palm Springs for a mixed Bachelor/Bachelorette party in Palm Springs. From Chico, CA it was a 10 hour drive with a

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Here Fishy Fishy – Jackson Meadows, Northern California

My family has been riding quads and ATVs for years. I got my first little Suzuki 250 for my 12th birthday and I’ve been hooked ever since. We’ve taken the quads to Pismo, California for

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Lawcus Farm – Co. Kilkenny

The day after Easter we packed our things and headed out of the city. We made our way an hour and a half southwest from Dublin to Kilkenny. We got a quick bite to eat

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Lucky Coincidence, 100th Anniversary of the Rising – Dublin Ireland

March 28th, 2016 Easter morning was upon us. I woke up and got a bite to eat with our group before the four of us split. My Dad and I headed back to the Old

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Easter Rising and Downing Beer – Dublin, Ireland

J: I was lucky enough to recently accompany my parents Bill and Claire and our family friend Megan on a trip to Ireland after my graduation from college. Here is my best attempt to recall

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Near and Dear – Sly Park / Jenkinson Lake, California

Near Pollock Pines CA ( about an hour east on Highway 50 from Sacramento) there lies Jenkinson lake reservoir and surrounding it is the Sly Park recreation area. Danielle and I grew up near this

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