Weekly Wanderings #10 – Bryce Canyon

Where to start? Last weekend I was in Irvine (California) for the WITs Summit, a conference from Wanderful made up primarily of travel bloggers. I got to see my pal Katie as well as meet Christina, Cynthia and Kelly in person. My ExperienceBuick cohort, Lois came as well. It is good to be surrounded by friends who support your efforts, everyone gets each other and what we are trying to … [Read more...]

Music Memory Monday – Bizarre Love Triangle

This week I am taking back in high school, well my high school years any way. I was a Journey/Bruce Springsteen kind of girl, there were a few Duran Duran songs that I liked, but for the most part I did not dig on the Pet Shop Boys/Tears for Fears/Depeche Mode, that was more my sister. And as it turns out, when my family moved to Steilacoom, Washington where I would continue high school as a … [Read more...]

Music Memory Monday – Journey’s Lights

This series was inspired by an old blogging friend's post on Transient Travels. "When music takes you places" posted in 2009 and I ran my own series for several weeks that year.  I have updated my posts and am re-running them now as these songs and the memories they evoke are timeless. Journey's Lights As I have mentioned numerous times, I grew up an Army brat, meaning we moved around a lot. I … [Read more...]

My 10 most memorable food experiences

There is no doubt I am happiest when I am eating. I love food. Food is life. It enriches the soul. I plan my next meal while I am eating the current one. All my travels around the world are remembered through the food experiences I have. It is one of the many reason's I am so jealous of Anthony Bourdain, I know from reading his essays that his life is not as glamorous as it appears, but I would … [Read more...]

Sonoma Wine Harvest with Friends

This time last year I did my first wine harvest and had such fond memories of the day that when our friends invited us again, Mr. Misadventures and I jumped at the chance.  The process of picking the grapes and following the steps to get it to barrel is fascinating and gives me a greater appreciation for every sip of wine I enjoy, particularly when it is a friend's wine that I have had a hand … [Read more...]

WoCavé Adventures

This is a sponsored guest post written by me on behalf of Nestlé® SKINNY COW®. Man caves. It is a concept that most Americans are quite familiar with, but for my non-U.S. friends it's a generally accepted term to describe the room where I man can sit on his leather chair with his can of beer, watch as much sports as he wants, with or without his other man friends, and be free of … [Read more...]

Crushing it in Sonoma

If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area a certain length of time you are bound to become acquainted with someone who owns a winery, co-ops at a winery, grows their own grapes to make wine OR with someone who has a friend who does any of the aforementioned activities.  It is inevitable, trust me!  But despite having lived here off and on for the past 20 plus years, I had never actually attended a … [Read more...]

(Not quite) Wordless Wednesday #169: Wine Crush

I plan on writing a post on my experience with my first wine crush this weekend.  It will be on deck for this Sunday.  In the meantime, here is a photo I took of some of the beautiful grapes that were part of the process. How about you? What kind of activities have you been up to these early days of Fall? … [Read more...]

(Not quite) Wordless Wednesday #164: Retro Club Tac Sign

It is no secret around here that I love retro signs, but when you run into one that has a little bit of family history, its special (at least to me!).  A couple of weekends ago my youngest aunt turned 60 and my parents and all my mother's siblings came into town to celebrate.  The venue for the surprise party was the bar photographed above called Club Tac in Crockett (California). And while I … [Read more...]

Four Years

Misadventures with Andi gave birth as a blog four years ago in 2008. I started it two days after I joined my current company. I had to really. How better to make my introduction to the blog world than by sharing my latest misadventure - wearing dark blue tights with a dark black suit to work (as well as getting lost on the employee shuttle!)? Frankly my friends and family were getting sick of … [Read more...]