California Dreamin’

Happy Thanksgiving!!! I know I’m a few days early but I am still glowing from a great trip to California. This was the first time I visited Cali and it definitely did not disappoint. I traveled to Oakland, San Francisco and made a guest appearance to Napa Valley and Sonoma. I had the opportunity to spend time with some great friends and made some memories that I will forever cherish. From learning how to use snapchat, to using the most interactive exhibits at the Oakland museum, to the history lesson taught during our visit to Alcatraz island.

And, how could I forget to tell you all about the coldest, most “urban” tour I’ve ever been on.  On our tour the tour guide/ bus driver pointed out her favorite store, Ross and every low income housing area in San Francisco as if they were the must see places of the tour. As we sat on the top of the bus to see the historic suites of San Fran while freezing our asses off, I said to myself, “Self, if you get sick will this have been worth it?” So I proceeded to head to the bottom of the bus where it was warmer.

Last but not least, my trip to Napa and Sonoma was the best naturally beautiful and scenic place I’ve ever been. We visited three wineries and I over indulged in 17 wine tastings. I felt so good on the way back to San Francisco that I fell asleep and snored so loud that I woke myself up, ha. Overall, California was good to me!!!!!

Please check out the pictures below which chronicle my trip and I hope it motivates you to plan a trip to Cali real soon. Until next time……

Posing like Huey Newton, Co-Founder of the Black Panther party

Black Panther Exhibit at the Oakland Museum

“All Power to the People”

Parts of the Black Panther exhibit

Powerful piece of the Black Panther Exhibit at the Oakland Museum

Programs started by the Black panthers

The end of the Blank Panther exhibit at the Oakland Museum

Taking in the artwork from the Black panther newspaper

Roseblum Cellars

Setor and Brandy at Roseblum Cellars

San Francisco skyline (parts of it)

Alcatraz island
Headed to Alcatraz island

Entrance sign at Alcatraz island
Famous Inmates at Alcatraz

Riding back to the city after our tour of Alcatraz

Views from the Golden Gate Bridge

All fog every where

Enjoying the Nobb Hill at Ghirardelli

Belly’s full after our pre dinner snack


Ghirardelli Square

Ladies at Cuvaison
Cuvaison in Carneros, Napa Valley
Cline Cellars

Me at Cline Cellars

Me at the Big Chair at Cornerstone Sonoma

Setor at Cornerstone Sonoma
Brandy at the Big Chair

All of Us

Monikka smelling the Lemons
Christi at Sunset

Painted Ladies

Views near the Golden Gate Bridge

2 thoughts on “California Dreamin’

  1. If you were sitting on the top of that bus going across the golden gate when we were with the wind blowing the way it was, you would think it was cold. I had on a hood and my coat was zipped to the top, lol.

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