I've been home for a week now. I can't believe how quickly the week flew by. I thought I would actually have some down time to relax but I've been on the go non-stop. Mostly I've been unpacking, but also, I have been booking travel plans. I couldn't believe how much time this took, especially applying for a foreign visa (fingers crossed I receive it in time). Another thing that took a lot of time was getting my wine collection back into the wine cabinet and logged into my Cellar Tracker account. I decided to label each row and column (just like Excel!!) so that as I put each bottle of wine in there, I will log exactly where it is in the cabinet. This took about three days since I had to log each one by hand. In total, there were about 20 cases of wine that I transported from the wine storage locker to my house. Having this database online is extremely convenient. I also organized my wine glass collection in the walk in pantry with labels. Yup, wine nerd.
A fun little outing I had was taking my parents to the Huntington Library & Gardens for their Members' Summer Picnic concerts. My parents very much enjoyed themselves. We went to King Taco in East LA to pick up food, and went to the gardens. It was a lot of fun! The band was an old time fiddle group called The Sausage Grinders.
One of the trips I'm very excited about is going to Vermont to see the fall colors with my friend Jane. Jane lives in DC, so we are both flying to Vermont and meeting there to see the fall colors. We found a little B&B to stay while we're there. This trip is fully booked with flights, lodging, and car rental. Can't wait to try the maple syrup!
A friend of mine was in the area this past weekend, so she asked if she could stop by my new place. She came over, and we went to the downtown area of my city. I haven't explored too much, so I'm not 100% familiar with what's around here. We went into this nice restaurant to have some appetizers. It was already about 9pm when we went in, and it looked like a fun place, lots of people, young crowd. While we were enjoying our food, the restaurant staff began to move tables, rope off an area and then a DJ came in and started blasting music. This place was turning into a club!! As people came in, some started dancing in the designated dancing area. My friend and I talked about how it has been at least 15 years since we had been to a club. After 10, people were coming into the restaurant/club in droves. We left shortly after, but it was very interesting to explore my town a bit. Nice to know I'm walking distance to some amazing nightlife!
Until next time... Cheers!
Have passport, will travel.