Showing posts from May, 2015

Film, Wine, Beer, Paint, and Sparkling

I spent some time in Napa filming inside Spa Terra and at The Meritage pool, before heading to Spelletich Family Wines for a wine tasting event with the Crusher Wine District (about 10 wineries all within walking distance of The Meritage). Once back in Roseville I went to Out of Bounds Brewing with my dad for a tour and some great tasting beers, before having dinner at Boneshaker Community Brewery (I needed wine by that point in the evening), a lamb burger and Mac 'n Cheese with Beets was a fun twist too. On Sunday I was with my mom, we watched as David Garibaldi painted an inspiring portrait of Jesus and a child at Bayside Blue Oaks, before heading to Early Toast for mimosas and omelets.
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Toronto, River Cats, and Soccer

I did a lot in eight days. I flew to Toronto for an event with Visit California. While in Toronto I explored the city as quickly as possible using the TTC (subway and buses) and the Toronto City Pass, plus a hop-on, hop-off bus tour to get some more history and facts about the city. In the span of less than three days I crisscrossed the city and saw Casa Loma, the Royal Ontario Museum, the Ontario Science Center, the Toronto Zoo, St. Lawrence Market, CN Tower, went out on Lake Ontario, walked China town, went to a Toronto Blue Jays game (they beat the Yankees), plus got lots of work done, and had a great time meeting the Canadian media at the Visit California media event. For food, I tried to eat healthy with a variety of salads and fruits, but I also had to taste a few Toronto favorites, including a Peameal Bacon sandwich and poutine.

Once back in the USA, my parents and I were able to go see Hunter Pence from the San Francisco Giants play with the Sacramento River Cats as he rehabs …