Summer of 2015: Countdown to the Birthday / Beach / Napa Rose / Wine Weekend: The Plan

Who: Rich and Kathy
When: July 2015
Where: Huntington Beach
Why: Kathy’s Birthday

For my birthday weekend next month, we’re going to stay at the beach (2 free nights with breakfast included), play at the beach, and do a bit of wine tasting at the beach. And, oh yeah, birthday dinner at the Napa Rose Chef’s Counter at the Grand Californian at Disneyland Resort.

We’ve got our beach chairs, beach umbrella, and beach blanket ready to pack and, yeah, some Coppertone, which smells like our childhood beaches growing up.

Here’s how my birthday weekend is shaping up, but you never know with us. The only thing we know is that we have a ressie for the Chef’s Counter iat Napa Rose.


Morning: Drive to Huntington Beach from Las Vegas
Afternoon: Check into hotel, unpack mini wine bottles, cheese, crackers, etc.
Late afternoon/evening: relax at the beach/sunset/bonfires at the beach
Dinner: Surf City Tacos
Evening: Wine/cheese/crackers in room


Morning: Whittier church (scoping out Orlando’s sister church) or Anaheim church / lunch with Rich’s aunt
Late morning/early afternoon: Wine tasting
Afternoon: Rest/nap
Evening: Drive to Disneyland Resort, shop at Downtown Disney, soak up the atmosphere, listen to some music, grab a drink and a bite to eat.
Dinner: Cocktails/snacks at Trader Sam’s


Morning: Stake out place on beach at Corona del Mar
Lunch: Picnic sandwiches
Afternoon: Rest/nap
Evening: Birthday dinner at Napa Rose


Morning: After breakfast, drive home to Las Vegas
Afternoon: Rest with kitties

There’s always more to do than we can possibly do on our short weekends but that just means we’ll have to make a trip back.

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