Archive for June, 2005

Fun Wine Festivals in Maryland

Linganore Winecellars

Wine in Maryland? I will be honest, this place isn’t for wine snobs but it is definitely for people that like to have fun.

Up in beautiful Mt. Airy Maryland, you will find Linganore Winecellars and Berrywine Plantations. They make a large variety of grape, fruit and specialty wines. They have a lot of fine dessert wines and their honey mead is outstanding. They also have real dandelion wine which isn’t for everyone, but should be tried at least once.

Anyway, each month from May to October they hold Music, Wine and Craft festivals. Each festival features a different style of music. Look for blues, jazz, reggae, and zydeco. Admission is 10 dollars which gives you an etched wine glass, unlimited tasting, and a tour of the winery.

These festivals are family friendly, so bring the kids. You may have tasted better wines, but you’ll never have as much fun.

Cabo San Lucas

Cabo San Lucas.

We love to travel. One way we have found to stretch the dollar is to use to book the hotels. We’ve used it to get great rates in Seattle, Vancouver, Victoria and Cabo. I find that we are paying about the same for hotel rooms but we are staying at much better hotels. One of their taglines is, “4 star hotels at 2 star prices.” I concur.


This picture was taken in San Francisco, California. Behind me is the Golden Gate bridge. I should have been looking at that, but I happened to turn around and see this great shot.

This picture was taken with the original Canon EOS 6.3MP Digital Rebel with 18-55mm Lens and a Polarizer filter. The new Canon Rebel XT 8MP Digital SLR Camera is a step up. The new features include instant power-on and it is smaller and lighter than the original.

Bryce Canyon National Park

Looking up from the bottom of Bryce Canyon Utah.

Picture taken with an old but reliable Kodak DC280.