What would a birthday trip be without a special birthday dinner? Granted this one was a lot more low key than the first one. It was equally as memorable–this time for the food–nor did I get drenched! First stop: dinner! at a swanky seafood and steak house in St. Paul called Kincaid’s. We started with Country … Continue reading Fabulous Not Forty Birthday Dinner #2
There are some dinners that were so amazingly special with the right mood and the perfect wine that they are forever emblazoned in your mind. This, however, was not one of those dinners. It was memorable for a whole other reason: Mother Nature. Don’t get me wrong, the food and the ambience were spectacular…and then…it … Continue reading Fabulous Not Forty Birthday Dinner #1
Hello and Happy Monday! That was totally forced. Not because I don’t mean it (I do), but because I’ve been sitting here for almost 30 minutes trying to figure out how to start this post. You may have noticed in my post yesterday a new category: 100 Days of Blogging. If you didn’t notice, don’t … Continue reading 100 Days of Blogging
In trying to find pictures for Throwback Thursday, I realized I have a lot of pictures of adult beverages (that is said with pride, by the way). As such, I’ve decided that rather than share pictures of me with bad 80s hair and glasses that legitimately covered half my face, I could easily share glasses … Continue reading Thirsty Thursday #13
In trying to find pictures for Throwback Thursday, I realized I have a lot of pictures of adult beverages (that is said with pride, by the way). As such, I’ve decided that rather than share pictures of me with bad 80s hair and glasses that legitimately covered half my face, I could easily share glasses … Continue reading Thirsty Thursday #12
This month’s wine writing challenge, Success, was selected by my BFF (that would be blogger friend forever), Loie of CheapWineCurious, as a result of winning last month’s challenge. I would like to interject that the BFF title was self-appointed by me. I’m sure Loie is currently reaching for her phone to send my information to all … Continue reading Success.
We interrupt our regularly scheduled posts about my Fabulous Not Forty Birthday trips to wish Texans everywhere a Happy Independence Day! On this day in 1836, Texas declared its independence from Mexico. The Texas Declaration was written in less than a day during (although not at) the battle of The Alamo, drew a lot of influence from the … Continue reading Happy Birthday Texas!
For awhile, I just walked around and took in all the shops (btw, if you’re just now joining me–welcome! I’m discussing my visit to Diagon Alley in London Universal Studios in Orlando, FL as part my first Fabulous Not Forty Birthday Trip). I really wanted to get a wand, but at some point practicality took over … Continue reading Taint No Place More Magical!
Remember a few weeks back when I mentioned getting sidetracked by my Harry Potter pictures, which was making it hard to focus on Key West (and by weeks, I mean months)? Yeah, well, when planning my posts for this week, I momentarily forgot about them. Now before you yell at me, let me e’splain: since … Continue reading Calling Wizards & Muggles Alike
Since we were right around the corner, after brunch at the Southernmost Beach Cafe we walked down to The Bouy, which marks the southernmost tip of the continental United States. At that particular point, we were only 90 miles from Cuba! After The Bouy, we made one last trek through town for some last minute souvenirs … Continue reading The Southernmost Tip