Picnic in the Park

by Jenn

A lovely first weekend home for a while – our afternoon was spent in Huntington Beach at huntington Central Park.  After finding a nice shady spot on the grass under a tree by the river, Jeff unveiled some deliecious treats: berry water, potato salad, fruit, and a fantastic turkey, cheese and honey mustard sandwhich.  Don’t underestimate the power of the honey mustard – YUM!  Apart from food, it was nice to relax in the cool breeze and chat.  Here are some pix:

The Alaska Cruise is Next

by Jeff McNeil
Royal Caribbean in Alaska

Royal Caribbean in Alaska

Our Alaska cruise is just over 3 weeks away and I am getting excited.  We have made most of our plans with our friends Denise & Spank and Elise & Bruce for our excursions and outings while on the cruise.  Our four friends will be doing a 4-5 day land tour of Denali and Anchorage sights before the cruise while Jenn and I are arriving just before the cruise departs.  It will be a trip of a life time for them, and a very fun and exciting cruise for us.

The cruise is a 7 day southward bound journey along the inside passage.  We will be stopping at the Hubbard Glacier, Seward, Skagway and many other luscious green towns along the Alaskan coast.  Some of our adventure activities include ziplines, mountain train rides, and an up close and personal whale watching trip with only the 6 of us on the boat (plus a captian).  The trip has been in the works since September 2010 and it is only 3 weeks away… yay!

Jeffandjennwedding.com now JMcNeils.com

by Jeff McNeil
Domain name change

Domain name change

Hear ye! Hear Ye!  Let all of those withing reading distance of this blog now know that hence forth the JeffAndJennWedding.com website shall be known as the JMcNeils.com  This change is to be permanent and shall affect the previously written blog.  All the articles, comments and photos are uploaded in the same places as before, however you no longer have to type that very long and easy to remember URL.

I am not the only one who has done a name change. Hehe. Website see, website do. Like creator, like blog.  Chip off the old database.

Napa Day 1

by Jenn

I messed up – didn’t bring the CF card reader to Napa from San Jose.  So no pictures till Sunday.

I’ll just give a brief snipet of what we did today.

Ate breakfast with Mom, Dad, Sarah and George.  Yummy pancakes that I made.  Then we drove to Fairfield where we are staying and where the Budweiser Factory is.  So… we had to go there for the free tour and tasting.  Two glasses of free beer each – rock on!  Of course it got us to spend $13 on a 12-pack but it was still worth it.

Then we went an hour north to Berringer Winery in St. Helena.  We took their 60-minute tour, complete with cave tour, 4 wine tastings (one out of the barrel!) and pairings with cheese and chocolate.

After the tour we shared a brief snack.  The afternoon was cool and breezy.  It was nice being the only ones around, relaxing and taking photos.

We met up with family (all here for cousin Rob’s wedding) and ate dinner at Azurra Pizza in Napa.  Very good – but reminder to self – skip the arugula.

Now we are back in Fairfield at the Marriott (of course!) watching some TV.

Will post pix asap!