When I was young we had a home in Laguna Beach so Pageant of the Masters was something we would see every summer and take friends to who were visiting us. The show is amazing and this was the first time I had seen it in over 20 years.  It has gotten even better since I was a child. If you are unfamiliar with Pageant of the Masters, it is a live performance of paintings, tableaux vivants (living pictures).  Which means the entire performance are people who are painted into classic paintings.  It is set in an outdoor amphitheater, with an orchestra, live narration and is incredible to watch.  Every year the theme changes and this is was Under the Sun, which is a tribute to the 85th anniversary to the Pageant and 100th year anniversary to the Laguna Beach Museum.     We attended the Celebrity Benefit that…

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  There is something magical about hot air balloons, especially when you can can see several all at once.  Once a year Temecula Valley hosts a hot air balloon festival.  This event is so fun it is something that you should experience once in your life.  This year was the 35th year of the Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival. It is held at Lake Skinner Regional Park and is a three day festival where you can try wines from Temecula Valley, ride hot air balloons and enjoy the weekend with friends and family. One thing you should remember is that Hot Air Balloon Flights are very early in the morning so be sure to check times so that you don’t miss them all together.  They do not fly balloons in the afternoon because of weather.  One of the best parts of the festival is the evening Balloon Glow.  They light…

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Just a few weeks ago Bridget and I traveled to Virginia City, Nevada where Bridget was speaking at a paranormal convention. I had never heard of Virginia City before it’s an old little mining town that is 45 minutes up the mountain from Reno, Nevada. This little mining town is really small but holds a lot of history.  It still has wooden sidewalks, all the stores still have that small town feeling and it feels like you have traveled back in time. During the mining bonanza in 1873 Virginia City was turning people into millionaires because the area was rich in silver and gold.  San Francisco was built on Comstock silver which is from Virginia City. The mines during 1873 brought around $300 million dollars of mineral deposits which would be billions now. The town itself is very small, it’s makes for a great day trip if you are in…

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