Papas World – The world I live in – writing!

Here I am in the latter stages of life –

doing what I love to do – “WRITE”!

Now – I share with you – family and friends –

A daily computation of events – actions –

life in general –

to serve as a diary of sorts for those in the years to come

to know what it was like in my lifetime.

I did publish one book of memories from face book

and have it so the kids can read and look at the pictures.

Pictures are very important in my writings

as they also serve as words and memories.

Our lives are all reflected in my writings –

friends – family – special occasions

and as the years go by

a time to look and reflect back

on the lives of those I love.

That is the why in why I write daily.

I hope you like my blog –

MY SITE: livinglifedoingitmyway.blog

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and “OH” I do like a nice cold draft

20 oz. and then ponder what I see around me

another blog forming in my mind! LOL

Papa’s World – AIR B&B we hit the jack pot !

GOOD MORNING

And the bathrooms were grand !

We booked not knowing exactly what we were getting !

We had pictures and reviews –

but you just never know !

Hall way entrance
laundry room
and then the door way
to our own suite !

We found out later that this whole community was built in 2018 !

So – it was almost brand new – and it showed that way !

Our own private suite
with a family room
and outside patio

I set up my computer in this room

and used the drawers and table top to “SPREAD” out !

Our bedroom with walk in closet
very comfortable bed

We had our own queen size bed with a foam mattress

on top of a pillow top –

very comfortable

plus a full walk in closet with another portion we didn’t even use !

Our own private bathroom

Our bathroom had a walk in shower –

no tub but we do not use a tub anyways!

The bathroom had two doors – one from the family room !

Stairs to second floor

Then – we had a entire floor above us !

We had a family room – kitchen – dinning room –

two bedrooms and two full bathrooms –

plus a outside covered patio

with chairs for coffee !

Living room and dinning room
Kitchen with pantry to the right
View from the dinning room

It was very comfortable watching TV or eating at the table

there were art pictures on every wall – paintings !

The covered patio – balcony
Third bedroom
which we did not use !
The third full bathroom
off the dinning room
and the third bed room

The third BR and Bath we did not use !

Bedroom number two

Then there was a master bedroom

bathroom and walk in closet !

Master bath room

Very comfortable and spacious

We were very happy

everything was just perfect !

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AIR B & B Sacramento California

Papa’s World – MIKUNI – SUSHI – best for last !

MIKUNI

The whole time we were out here – Sherry talked about SUSHI –

and how when she was here in April –

they has their team dinner at MIKUNI !!!!

She persisted and we made our last night in downtown Sacramento !

We decided to go back around 6:00 PM.

and made sure with a call we could get in !

So glad we did this

as it is the best I have ever had !

Sherry Cindy and Buck

The easy part was eating –

the hard part was what were we going to order

and our waiter helped us immensely !

The Sushi Bar

I am not one much for raw fish

so we ordered off the cooked menu

and mine was Lobster – crab and shrimp rolls !

Sherry’s top
mine bottom

All I can say is that there was nothing left !

It was that good –

It was a dining experience that night

and I am thankful we made it the highlight

of our dining for the ten days!

Cindy and Sherry

And we had a waiter that made it possible !

And yes – I used the chop sticks !!!!!!!

CHANGE HAPPENS

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Papa’s World – Last full day – SAC TOWN – RIVERBOAT !

GOOD MORNING

Friday morning – last full day in Northern California –

After nine days – seeing almost everything we wanted to see-

and all the extra unexpected things we never imagined we would see-

We went back to where this trip started –

” SAC TOWN ” as it is called –

Historical Sacramento !

Sports bar

And of course we made a stop for a brew

In the Sports bar called “SACTOWN ” !

Sherry and Buck

This place is a true SPORTS BAR –

with authentic autographs every where !

Every wall in the building

Kenny ( the snake ) Stabler Raiders Vs. Joe Montana – the ’49’s !

I just walked around and took it all in –

I can not imagine how they accumulated all of this !

Men’s room
NOTICE DRAIN ON FLOOR !
LOL

And then the KEGS in the men’s room

THAT WAS A FIRST FOR ME !

Moving on – it was time to eat a late lunch

before we boarded the boat for a riverboat ride!

Next door to the riverboat
View from lunch
Getting excited for the ride on the river
The river boat
Buck and Cindy

We made it – 3:00 PM. cruise –

Time for a brew !

Sherry and Tom

At last – in the heat – some shade – and a couple of cold drinks!

Buck and Cindy

We were on the top covered deck

and we would go I think up river

about one hour

and then turn around

and come back!

The bar on the top deck

It still was warm even up there

they had fans

but you could stand on the bow

but it was in the Sun.

Other boaters
Sherry

The cruise was informative

Sherry had been here last April

and had said the river was much higher

from all the snow melt in the mountains

Floating docks

These docks are made to rise and fall with the river

What Sherry had seen in April is marked in GREEN on the gauge pole !

Showing how much the river had come up !

To me -that is quite scary !

After our boat ride –

it was time to take in the last sights of SAC TOWN !

Cindy – Buck and Sherry

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Cindy

Cindy and Buck got a cartoon drawing

of themselves

from a artist on the street !

Buck
Buck standing in front of the DELTA QUEEN
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Papa’s World – second stop STERLING – NAPA VALLEY and then ” GOTTS ” !

GOOD MORNING

Our second and last wine tasting was at STERLING –

across the road and on top of a hill facing the castle !

Now – it was hard trying to select just where to go

after a 2 1/2 hour drive.

THERE ARE OVER 400 WINERIES IN NAPA VALLEY !

YES – a tram ride to the top and I do not like heights !

But I prevailed – fortified with Italian wine from the other winery !

OBOY !!!!!
Starting up !
Not too sure about this !

You will be just fine

do not look down

keep your eyes straight ahead !

Almost there

Then we arrived – some 3 to 5 hundred feet up !

The view of the castle

Once there – I was okay

And time to walk the halls

But I will be real –

I did not care for this wine

In fact after the second tasting

I just quit !

Second station

You had to walk a long ways between tastings !

Not quite sure what that was all about

BUCK

But this was the jewel of the trip

as far as I was concerned

a open covered patio

with 360 degrees views !!!!

On the patio

I was happy again

my two glasses

I saved them as I went

The last one was okay !

But – not something I would order

that is just me not being a wine drinker !

Time to go BACK DOWN !!!!!

Cindy & Buck

Headed back to the bottom

and then we would start the return back to our base !

But we were told –

before we go back

you have to go to St. Helena’s

and experience

GOTTS !!!!!

GOTTS

Now -just think – 50 and 60’s

open air root beer stands

music – girls on roller skates

burgers and fries and hot dogs

This is that with out the girls on roller skates

but the burgers and fries are on steroids! ( really good )

Mouth watering

This is a must if you are in Napa Valley !

Sherry and Buck

The place was spotlessly clean !

And the back was full mowed grass – putting green style

With picnic tables ( lots )

and trees for shade !

and the burgers were right on – not greasy !

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Cindy at GOTTS

And they also had their own home made ice cream !!!!

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Papas World – bringing a smile and good thought every day – Papas World.

A long time ago – when my wife first asked me to join social media

because all my friends would ask her about me

on her posts and her face book home page

“How is Tom” or “What is Tom doing” ?

She told me there were so many that I should be the one answering!

And it went back to my childhood friends –

so she hooked me up with my own home page

and I started accumulating friends – 609 today!

I decided a long time ago – I would follow three rules

as much as I could!

One – post something to make you smile!

Everyday I post ” My BIG smile for the day”

And ” Laughter is the best medicine”!

Two – “My GOOD thought for the day”

Three – “My smile and Good thought for the day”!

And my last one –

Fourth – “No Politics” which is the hardest to do as I grit my teeth!

So – today – I have 609 face book friends

and 249 subscribers on my blog site

of which only THREE I know!

And both my friends and subscribers are world wide.

When I started in 2012 I had no idea –

and a little over a year ago I started my blog site

livinglifedoingitmyway.blog

on advice from my wife and her friend.

“Tom – you write your memories – and we can not find them”!

” You need to store them for the kids to read”!!


So – here I am today – writing each day – over 300 blogs stored –

pictures – places and events – 246 subscribers whom I do not know-

following me – face book friends commenting every day.

From all over the World –

Thank you to my wife and her friend

I always wanted to write a book

Now I have and it is stored away.

For the next generation to read

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Papa’s World -wine tasting – NAPA VALLEY – 400 to choose

GOOD MORNING

And so it began – two hours – trying to pick out the stops –

We were going to NAPA VALLEY

a good two hour drive ( ended up closer to 2 1/2 hours )

Our first choice

CASTELLO di AMOROSA – fine ITALIAN WINE !

And – I LIKED IT !!!!

The first wine I have actually liked in a tasting ! ( all of them)

And a real castle – took 30 years in planning – 15 years to construct

and at 121,000 square feet – HUGE !

Sherry
Buck and Cindy

This is a replicate of a 1300 Moorish castle

The way in !

I do not know the exact reason – other than it was a dream of the owner

But – you have to know – this is not a commercial wine

you can ONLY BUY IT HERE !

And it is all ITALIAN !!!!!

Inside the court yard
Full of spaces such as this !
More courtyards
Two story court yard
Cindy and Sherry

We choose the self guided tour !

Just the outside was worth the cost !

LUCY & ETHEL

But it was time to do inside !

We could of chosen the wine tasting
in the Banquet Hall

But instead we went to the under ground tasting room !

Heading to the bowels of the castle
Storage
Getting closer
Finally we are in the tasting room
Making out our wine tasting selections
DONE !!!!

We had a really good person who poured

in fact we paid for five

he gave us at least seven

and one was from a $300.00 bottle !!!!

The kind that he had to break the wax seal !

Cindy was ecstatic over that one !!!!!
And so was Sherry and I !!!!!!
NOTE – I DRANK ALL OF MINE !

Now – normally I do not like wine

but – there was something about this ITALIAN WINE I LIKED !

The decor of the tasting room
The selections

Now -the only way to get them home

was to ship them

And they had hundreds of bottles
BUT WE COULDN’T SELECT

The bummer was that you had to select at least SIX bottles

before they would ship!

I did not like it that much ( $300.00 )

So – we toasted – marked it up to very enjoyable –

And made our way back out side

exploring as we went!

Buck and Cindy

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Beautiful grapes
GRAPES & VINES
Buck and Sherry
I can see why it is number one !

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STERLING

Our second stop on wine tasting

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Papa’s World – Chocolate – GHIRARDELLI – Irish Coffee

Walking San Francisco

After getting off the BIG BUS – we decided to start walking !

Walking Pier 39
Pier 39
Pier 39

This whole area had a carnival feel to it –

crowds of people –

shops – fun things to do and see

FOOD

By this time we were hungry and looking for a place to sit down and eat !

Signs Signs – everywhere signs

Finally – we found a place with a view of the marina

Marina
Pier Market
Water front

Now – we could eat and plan what to do next.

This was the second time in San Francisco for Buck and Cindy

but the first time for us

So – there were places they knew

and we decided to try and find them !

Our view
Good company

After eating – we noticed large seals swimming in the harbor from our table

Pier 39 Harbor Seals

When we went outside – we could hear the seals

so we walked down the pier

and came to floating docks

Harbor seals
Floating docks
Harbor seals Pier 39

Quite a crowd attraction and there were more in the water swimming

and playing –

watching the seals

Time to venture forth

When they were here before

they found a place called Buena Vista

Buena Vista Irish Coffee

And of course being the Irishmen we are –

time to stop and taste it where it was invented all those years ago!

IRISH COFFEE

Let me tell you – it was strong and tasty !

GHIRARDELLI

And then CHOCOLATE –

GHIRARDELLI

You know those little squares of mouth watering chocolates !

THE STORE

Well – this place was chocolate heaven

and had FIVE ICE CREAM SUNDAE STORES !!!!!

Now – Sherry will tell you she wanted a Sundae

but the rest of us did not !

That is true – only because we had just eaten lunch

and had IRISH COFFEE

I really wanted one

but I did not think it would settle quite right with me !

Harbor view from Ghirardelli
Ghirardelli

This whole plaza seemed to belong to the candy company.

And it was really nice with live music vendors playing

A lot of candy and some of it was free !

Sherry GHIRARDELLI

But on to the next stop ( we did bring some home)

Walking back toward the harbor

And once again -unplanned – another iconic discovery on our way back !

THE ORIGINAL
KRISPY KREME
San Francisco
1937

Believe you me -before my heart attack in 2013

this just may of been the reason I had that heart attack !

BOY OH BOY !!!!!!!

I was so tempted

they looked and smelled good

but not one of us

had one !!!!!

Now I can say I have been where it all started

both GHIRARDELLI CHOCOLATES

and KRISPY KREME’S

Unexpected but this whole trip has been that way !

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I hope you enjoyed the blog and pictures

celebrated our 70 year old birthdays

and our 37 year anniversary

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Papa’s World – across the bridge – open air ! FOG !

GOOD MORNING

The high light of the ride on the open air top of the bus !

A ride at 45 MPH across the GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE –

in the wet FOG !!!!

THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE

We were going right along – and it was chilly !

The fog had not lifted –

and there would be a stop

to get off if you wanted too.

The highway was full of palm trees –

Excitement as we neared

Going across the bridge

And then we were on the bridge

the fog was lifting

but it still was damp and cold !

Crossing the bridge

We had done it –

on top of the World or so it seemed !

Cindy and Buck

Put this on your list of things to do while in San Francisco!

And yes – while on our way to the bridge

twice we saw DRIVER LESS CARS !!!!

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Papa’s World – ” I LEFT MY HEART IN SAN FRANCISCO”

GOOD MORNING

On our list – SAN FRANCISCO – and we made it !

The Golden Gate Bridge

We left in traffic in the early morning –

and arrived still in traffic crossing the GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE in FOG !

We had a destination – a parking garage –

But it was surrounded by one way streets !

So – drove around and around –

passing our way in a few times

because we could not get to it.

Parking garage

The plus to all that was the garage was right across the street from Pier 39 !

Alcatraz

We also had a view of Alcatraz in the bay.

We choose not to go there as Buck and Cindy had been there

and I wanted to spend more time in the city !

Pier 39

We walked and walked Pier 39 –

NOTE – we left Sacramento in 100 plus temps

had to have light jackets as it only got to 64 and foggy.

great place to people watch and also full of unique places.

If you go here – take it all in and search out a good place to eat !

San Fran sky line

It also was close to where we bought tickets

for a 2 1/2 hour bus tour ( you can hop on and off )

we selected to stay on and then walk when we got back.

At end of Pier 39

I also recommend you walk to the end of Pier 39

where you can see hundreds of huge Harbor Seals

all barking and moving around on floating docks!

End of Pier 39 and Harbor Seals
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