Have you ever had to serve wine at a party or at a casual gathering and couldn’t use glass stemware? If you said yes, then this product maybe the answer to your problem. This isn’t your ordinary plastic wine glass by any stretch of the imagination. This lighted wine glass has 3 LED’s that combine to make 7 different colors plus a continuous sequence mode that displays every color. But wait there’s more, the bowl and base are removable for cleaning and the best feature of all is that “Batteries are included”. I have found that people are amused by changing the stem color with the press of a button located under the base and the different color choices replace the need for wine charms to identify a guest’s personal glass. These glasses are relatively inexpensive allowing guests to take them home with them thus eliminating the need to wash glasses at the end of the event. They can be found online at several suppliers in small quantities or in bulk.
As morning dawns on day two of the tour the city is wearing her usual robe of fog. Breakfast starts at 7 a.m. and the coach wheels roll at 8 a.m. as we head out on a full-day of sightseeing. I don’t think sightseeing does justice to what Julie showed us not only on this day but everyday. I will give a short list of what we were shown in San Francisco and if you plan to visit the city it could easily be used as a guide for you to see some amazing sights. Let’s begin with the Union Square Area, North Beach, Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39, The Embarcadero, Twin Peaks, Golden Gate Viewpoint, Golden Gate Park, Chinatown, The Financial District, Bay Bridge, Golden Gate Bridge, The Presidio, Mission District, Haight Ashbury, Grace Cathedral, Civic Center, Alamo Square and the Victorian row houses that were featured in the TV series “Full House, the church steps were Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe took their wedding pictures because they were not allowed to marry in the church because they had been divorced, wait a minute let me catch my breath and say that you get the idea that we saw everything! At mid-day we boarded a private catamaran for a 2 hour cruise on San Francisco Bay with a lunch provided by the iconic Boudin Bakery showcasing their signature sourdough bread. We sailed around the bay on a beautiful sunny day passing by Alcatraz Island, Sausalito and then under a fog shrouded Golden Gate Bridge. After docking we take time to enjoy the Sea Lion colony at Pier 39 as they bask in the afternoon sun. Then it is back to the hotel at 2:30 but only for three hours to recharge before it’s off to an up and coming neighborhood called “Dogtown” for an evening with “Hands on Gourmet” where we will all participate in preparing our dinner. We split into four groups after starting the event with a “little” wine. The theme for tonight’s dinner is a 5-course Spanish meal featuring Paella and I must admit even with this many cooks in the kitchen it turned out great. We ride back to the hotel while taking in the city at night and stop near the Bay Bridge that an artist has covered with LED lights producing a display of changing designs covering the entire length of the span. More photos can be found in the preceeding post “San Francisco Photos”