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Napa: the wine capital of the USA

Today, we ‘did’ two wineries, deep into the Napa Valley, between Rutherford and St. Helena, north of Napa itself. The first Estate, Inglewood, is owned by Francis Ford Coppola. One of the earliest wineries in the valley, FFC has – since he acquired the dilapidated estate in the early 90’s, restored it to its former … Continue reading

Not all judges are wankers, but ‘Kim’ is.

En route through the Mohave desert there were some interesting signs, as always on US roads. A local judge clearly wishes to be re-elected, as you can see from this real roadside ad. Who dares now disagree with the proposition that some judges are wankers?

Some random thoughts on Vegas

It’s 120 degrees outside in Vegas. It cools down to a heady 100 degrees at night (guessing that’s probably 45 and 39 degrees centigrade respectively). It’s thus impossible to move around outside. So, the Bellagio, where we are staying, no doubt like every other large and well known Vegas hotel, has kindly provided us here … Continue reading

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Yesterday, about to board the now retired. USS Medway, whose 50 years of active service included being the main carrier deployed by NATO as part of the 1991 Gulf War. An ‘awesome’ experience for us to see this true queen of US warships, and to walk round her real working areas. And thanking the Lord … Continue reading