Soaring Over Temecula
Oct04

Soaring Over Temecula

As I stood watching the enormous, multi-colored hot-air balloon come to life before me, all I could think was, “How did I get myself into this, and how do I get myself out?” But in spite of my trepidations (a minor fear of heights as well as the conviction that a nylon balloon cannot, in fact, support the weight of twelve people), I hoisted myself into the basket, tucked myself between the other passengers, and watched the sun rise as...

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Tasting Temecula
Sep30

Tasting Temecula

On a recent weekend tour through wine country in Temecula, California, I’m pretty sure I managed to taste at least one wine from nearly every vineyard in the valley – and there are 35 of them. Needless to say, I won’t be craving any wine for a while. But it proved remarkably difficult to turn down those offers of “one more tasting,” when all the wines turned out to be so delicious. Despite being a Southern California native, I hadn’t...

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