Marina, CA : As Urban As We Wanna Be (Video)

Hi wine friends! Most of you know that Gabe and I reside in the tiny post-military town of Marina, CA. Located on The Monterey Peninsula, Marina is about 8 miles north of Monterey, CA proper. In a Marina-Monterey comparison, the latter comes off looking like the big city. Monterey is a scenic and quaint tourist community with some other economic anchors such as The Naval Postgraduate School, golf stuff and a sizable wine scene. Marina, well, it has one really good sandwich shop. With limited hours. Otherwise, we pretty much rely on Monterey for most of our needs. This is why I was mucho enthusiastic to attend the monthly event, Urban Wine Row, in our own little community of Marina, CA. Supporting local business never tasted so good.

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Ditka makes Wine! (Video)

 

If you are like me, you remain pretty much oblivious to the happenings of the sports world.  I have the most wonderful brother in the world, Wes, who also happens to be a virtual sports encyclopedia. He has always, always followed sports, since he was a tiny kid. I remember being dragged to various ballgames, in the pre-cell phone era, sitting in the stands as a disinterested teenager, reading some trashy novel, rolling my eyes at every burst of enthusiasm from the crowd. My recompense: we conversely went to the theatre. One year our parents even sent us, unchaperoned, to a performance of Into The Woods at Kentucky Center For The Performing Arts. Wes drove me crazy as he rolled his program into a makeshift telescope and kept staring at me, about an inch away from my face, while intermittently swigging tic-tacs from their container. I wanted him to evaporate. Payback's hell. We laugh about these things now.

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