Back in Napa

I was at the VIP Workshop in Napa again last week. The location is rather stunning, and it doesn’t hurt that they encourage a glass of wine be consumed during the whole checkin process.

Warner Brothers Studio Tour

During my mother’s most-recent visit, we took the Warner Brothers Studio Tour. Much of it consisted of viewing the exteriors of soundstages used by notable movies and TV shows, but Stage 48 did include some interesting sights.

First, from The West Wing:

Following the recent release of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, the gift shop was replete with relevant merchandise:


On occassion it rains on the Oxnard Plain

I live in Ventura, California, which lies on the Oxnard Plain. The area is known for its strawberry, citrus, and avocado crops, as well as its spectacular weather. The US government, and many private rankings, consider Ventura the best place to live in the contiguous states.

This weekend, we’re experiencing another unusual wet period, which is definitely welcome. Our reservoirs, and groundwater supplies, need the help.

For nostalgia’s sake, it doesn’t normally rain on the Oxanrd Plain, but instead in Spain.

Well hello, Mr. Coyote

Somewhere along CA-58, I stopped to stretch and noticed that I wasn’t entirely alone.

He noticed me and briefly stopped, before deciding I wasn’t interesting and carrying on across the plain.