Homewood Suites Fairfield - Napa Valley Area
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... trusty jeep we went. Kewl factory. I DO LOVE Jelly Beans so thought this was going to be a good venture. Should have realized when I saw somewhere upwards of a bazillion 'rug rats' that things were NOT going to be as smooth as I counted on.
The 'factory tour' seemed like a good idea so we got in this snake-like line---I didn't realize it at the time but Bonna was standing so that she covered up the sign that said, "you are one ...
... bushed but this guy fancied himself as a comedian, singer, politician etc! So after the first failed joke and first few bars to something, he'd lost me (and a few others too as I could tell from the fleeting glances passed between friends and families). What I did remember and what captivated me (minus the tour guide) was the Haight Ashbury area - the home to the hippies. There are loads of hippies that live in an area of Golden Gate Park in tents or under ...
... the sample bar where you were allowed to test out different types of jelly bellies and they had an area called belly flops where you could get the "rejects" but I didn't get a chance to go there. The tour was quite interesting in that we were able to go through a little of the history but also see how the jelly bellies were made. We got to try out the centres of the mango smoothie jelly belly which was a bit powdery. Then we ...
... that somewhere, as I quietly say 'Good luck' and 'I won't hurt you', that there is an element of understanding somehow.
Finally, my day was completed by the company of Mr. John Malkovich, prancing around the stage, doing terrible things to women, all in the name of an 'Infernal Comedy'. Damn, he is good. Really good. His gestures are precise and not at all labored. You know that somehow he has managed to stay on the right side of the ...
... swirling jazz riffs. The rest of the band came back on stage and joined in, illuminating what was an amazing part of the evening.
Herbie had his solo time too - the lights dimming so it was just him and the large Apple computer screen graphics swirling around him.....he played some of the tracks from his film works, and then all of a sudden, the Gershwin he loved was intermixed - 'Someone to watch over me' becames a collective smile across the audience ...
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