Monday, May 16, 2016

Verona, Italy

So, on our drive from Milan to Venice we decided to stop in this (supposed) little town, Verona. On the web, it looks like a really cute little village. Known for being the home to Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and two other plays. This is no small town. This place to so packed with people to see a fictional balcony of one Juliet Capulet. It is too insane to explain. Don't get me wrong it is very cute, but kind of strange how many people want to see a balcony and tomb for people that don't really exist.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Milan, Italy

Arrived !!!
Oh what a long over night flight when you can't sleep. Emirates is a nice airline, much more space. The are very stricked with their rules. Your carry on can't weigh more than 7 km. Good thing they didn't weigh my backpack. My Mom had to check hers in.

Milan isn't anything like I expected. Took the subway late last night to see the Duomo. That square is what I expected all of Milan to be.

Our first meal in Italy was a little place that our hotel suggested, Pane E Tulipani. Just a block or so down the street. My god, it was fabulous and cheap. I had lasagna and it was 8 euros.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016


I come to NYC every year in May for the Met. The weather is always beautiful, the flowers are always blooming. This year I only got one of those. It has been rainy and gloomy the entire time. It makes sight seeing and picture taking a real bummer.

Wow is the fashion at the Met Gala different every year, but always amazing. This years event was "Manus x Machina". It brought a wide variety of interpretation. Personally I liked all of the metallic/metal dresses.

I will add photos later (I'm on iPad), no pics

Washington D.C. - 2

Can I suggest the best way to see all of the sites in D.C. is one of the hop-on hop-off tours. We took the Old Town Trolley. Crowds were smaller, the tour guides were informative. I believe they all stop at the same places. We never waiting more than 15 minutes to get picked up at any stop.

First stop was The Thomas Jefferson Memorial. This is my favorite monument, others in my party, not so much. It is beautiful from across the Patomic, actually from any side. It is also cool to know he, the statue looks straight to the White House to keep an idea on everything.

Now we are off the Lincoln Memorial and all things around. My Mom was on awe of the big guy sitting there watching over everybody, she said 'it was awesome'.  It is probably the most meaningful monument to most Americans. It is overwhelming in size and detail, and the man is so impressive. It is very strange to see they thing your whole life on tv, our currency, but to see it in real life, way cool.

Near the Lincoln Memorial there are so many things to see. Looking out from LM you get the best view over the entire Mall. It is just stunning. Looking out from LM, to the left is the Vietnam Wall, the Three Soldiers Statue and The Women's Vietnam Memorial. All three of these memorials are a must see. The statutes are so life like, they are just amazing. On the right of LM is the Korean War Veterans Memorial.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Washington D.C.

The funny thing about travel is, so much is out of your control. It is good to be flexible and patient. We left for the airport, got there in no time. We were TSA pre checked. We flew through security (a rarity). We got snacks and things to occupy our time on the flight, sat down at our gate. Sitting there chatting, the plane is deboarding, we are all getting a bit excited to start this adventure. Announcement !!! "So sorry, but flight 52 to D.C. is being delayed by at least an hour due to weather at the other end." The wind came right out of our sails. Excitement, gone.

Long story short, we arrived safe and sound just an hour late. No lost luggage, no turbulence, everything was perfect with the exception of one hiccup.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Chunk & Chubbs take Chicago

You have to check out this video. These two chicks are in a rental car and can not find where the hazard button is. Now, I know that doesn't sound like something to watch, but trust is funny.
I'm not even sure they should be driving.

Señor Sol

Señor Sol

Family owned, traditional home-made Mexican food. Much smaller than t's sister restaurant Las Feuntes. Still with the same style and charm.

The food has the same quality. For those that haven't experienced Las Fuentes, they offer all the traditional Mexican items we are used to, tacos, burritos, tortas, flauta etc. Although the menu at Señor Sol is a bit smaller, they seem to have a taste of everything. Definitely enough to choose from. They also offer a “Pronto Lunch” for $6.50, which comes with 1 item (choice of 3), chips and a drink, but only till 2pm.

I seem to fall back on my favorite, 2 shredded beef hard shell tacos and a drink 8 bucks and change). Which never disappoint. They have a fantastic fresh salsa bar, it's small but has a punch. 
Everything is fresh and seems like food your Grandmother would have made. With love.

If you are in the area, I say check it out. You won't be disappointed.

9233 Reseda Blvd
Northridge, CA 91324
United States

Hours 11am - 10pm