Birthday Pool Party at Harrah’s

For our coworker Ashlee’s birthday this year, she wanted everyone to go to Harrah’s of Southern California, a hotel/casino about an hour northeast of us in San Diego.  Luckily, she planned it for a Tuesday, and called ahead to arrange for a group of rooms to be set aside for her at a special birthday…

Jim Morrison Cave

**Note: This cave is now closed to the public due to people defacing the cave with graffiti.  Violating this rule will get you a $380 citation.  Yes, Sarah and I did go to the cave 3 days after it was closed but obviously we would never deface the cave ourselves, and we knew the chances…

Cinco in San Diego

Happy Cinco de Mayo!!! Or, yesterday rather.  Regardless, I hope everyone had a great day celebrating their Mexican history and heritage!  I know we did.  Cinco de Mayo, not to be confused with Mexican Independence Day, which is September 16, celebrates the Mexican army’s unlikely win over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on…

Orfila Winery

Not all of Julio and I’s adventures are international ones.  On our days off we like to explore the area around San Diego and one of our favorite things to do is go wine tasting.  Since I had to go pick up my wine selections for the month (I’m a wine club member), we drove…

Christmas Trees & Apple Pies

On Julio and I’s day off this week, we made the trek out to Julian for some small town feels, wine tasting, and Christmas spirit. For those of you who have never heard of Julian, it’s an historic gold-rush town about an hour north-east outside of San Diego.  This little mountain town was first settled…