Universal Studios – Harry Potter

As a break from all things Disney, we decided to go to Universal Studios and check out the different Harry Potter lands, cause I mean… Harry Potter! I’ve been to the one in Hollywood several times, so I really wanted to compare the two.

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Snowboarding at Dodge Ridge

My cousins invited T and I to go snowboarding with them at Dodge Ridge, which is located near Yosemite in a city called Pinecrest. The drive to my cousins’ timeshare was about an hour and a half from the East Bay in a small town called Angel’s Camp. The drive was pretty easy, since it was towards Stockton and we didn’t run into any snow on our drive, which was nice since we were driving at night.

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Napa Wine Train // Raymond Vineyards

As a quick staycation, a couple of girlfriends and I decided to head over to Napa. It’s pretty much the midpoint for us (Sheena is in Sacramento and Sirena, Lisa, and I are in the East Bay). We decided to do one of the Napa Wine Train tours and have a spa day at The Lodge Sonoma Renaissance Resort & Spa (our hotel). The wine tour we chose included a shuttle out to Raymond Vineyards and then the Wine Train for lunch back to the Wine Train station.

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