Bellagio, San Gennaro Feast, Heart Attack Grill, The Mob Museum

the mob museum exterior

My best friend A decided to spend her birthday with me in Vegas last week. It was her first time here. It was a spur of the moment trip so neither of us was prepared. But I think she had a good time. I know she was tagging me on Facebook and Instagram but alas, … Continue reading Bellagio, San Gennaro Feast, Heart Attack Grill, The Mob Museum

American Dreams and All That Jazz

American Dreams: A Festival

I had the opportunity to attend the opening night festivities of American Dreams: A Festival, hosted by the UNLV's Black Mountain Institute and their newly adopted literary magazine, the Believer. It was nice to get out of my head for a few hours. I love Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. It's one of my … Continue reading American Dreams and All That Jazz

Mission Santa Clara, Mission Santa Cruz, Mission San Juan Bautista, Mission Soledad

Mission Soledad exterior 2

The one thing I already miss about Northern California is the ability to do day trips. It's so easy to get in your car, be in the mountains, be in farmland, be in the ocean, be at Disneyland, be at the desert, all within hours of each other. I don't miss the commute during rush … Continue reading Mission Santa Clara, Mission Santa Cruz, Mission San Juan Bautista, Mission Soledad

Mission San Francisco Solano, Mission San Rafael Arcángel, Mission San Francisco de Asís

San Francisco Solano bell

2016 was supposed to be my summer of fun. I was determined to get out of the house to do a fun activity at least once a week, to coincide with my future plans to take up the Artist's Way again. I maintained my days off from work to plan accordingly. I'm not the kind … Continue reading Mission San Francisco Solano, Mission San Rafael Arcángel, Mission San Francisco de Asís

Silicon Valley Comic Con: Where Science Meets Fiction

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I attended 2 days of the Silicon Valley Comic Con, which was also their inaugural celebration, this past weekend. They'd been hyping it for a few months and I saw electronic billboards on 101 promoting appearances by Jeremy Renner and Stan Lee. It took place in San Jose, so it was a no-brainer for me … Continue reading Silicon Valley Comic Con: Where Science Meets Fiction