Mambo’s Family is in Town

Mambo’s sister and nephews were in town and they had a blast while out for the week.  Several trips were made to Napa and Sonoma Valley for wine tasting, which Mambo’s sister is a great fan of.  They love Ehler’s Vineyard and Winery because of it’s charitable deeds where all proceeds from the sales of wines minus overhead costs go to heart research.  They walked away with 6 bottles of Cabernet Sauvignon.

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The nephews were taken to several cool locations for fun.  One trip was made to Children’s Fairyland in Oakland which is fabulous for young kids.  There was also a trip made to the Yerba Buena Museum in SF and the Discovery Museum in Sausalito, which has a mix of both indoor and outdoor activities.  All great places for kids to explore.

Of course we can’t forget the San Francisco Zoo, which the kids loved.  They absolutely loved seeing the elephants, giraffes, tigers, lions, bears, monkeys.

It was little Micky’s birthday this week and the whole family gathered to celebrate.  Mambo went out and got some fun little Disney “Cars” themed decorations to surprise Micky on his 3rd birthday.  He absolutely loved the car shaped candles and oversized balloons.  We finished the day off with games and a delicious raspberry lemon cake with the “Cars” decoration on top.

Micky received great presents from family, including a train set, Magformers, clothing, and other various creative and educational toys and books.

They also made a trip down to the Monterey Bay Aquarium and saw fish, sharks, jellyfish, turtles, and whole lot more!  They also spent part of the bay on the beach and enjoy play and splashing in the water and building sand castles.  They were also able to catch glimpses of sea lions resting on rocks by the pier.

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On the final day, they all took a city tour of San Francisco in a rented SUV which they rented through a limo company.  It was very convenient as they took trips over the Golden Gate Bridge to Marin for beautiful shots of the bridge and the city.  They also stopped by the Twin Towers for a spectacular view of San Francisco and the Bay Area.  Made a quick stop in Chinatown for lunch at a dim sum restaurant.  Then took off to Fisherman’s Wharf, the Coit Tower and the Ferry Building.  It was all-in-all a fun and exciting trip.

Mambo’s sister and nephews took off to Virginia this morning but have a camera full of memorable photos to remember the fun they had with Mambo.

A Day in the Life of Mambo

What is a day like in the life of Mambo the burrito?  Well, he doesn’t sit around to be eaten all day, that’s for sure.  I sat down with Mambo to find out what a typical day was like for him.  His response will surprise you as he doesn’t quite live the ordinary life!

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Yesterday, for example, he flew into San Jose, CA via private jet for a video shoot in Santa Cruz for a local food advertisement.  He called Santa Cruz Limo and got great transportation services to his destination.  Mambo the Burrito apparently travels in style and was gracious enough to tip the driver $100 for the one-way trip.  Wow!

The video shoot went successfully for a great burrito advertisement that should air sometime next month.  In the meanwhile, Mambo was ravenous after the shoot.  He was in no mood for anything like a burrito.  Instead, he ordered a chicken caesar salad from Wendy’s.  Apparently Wendy’s has amazing salads!  What do you know.

After gulfing down his salad, he had some time to kill while out in Santa Cruz, so he decided to take a stroll along the beach at the Boardwalk.  He brought along a towel and sun block for a quick tan.  Burritos always have to maintain a natural golden look on the outside.

After a few hours of laying on the beach, he took a dip in the cold ocean to cool off.  The weather was about 75 degrees and the ocean water even colder so he didn’t stay in it for too long.  He spent the rest of the afternoon people watching– watching the kids build sand castles, people throwing frisbees and footballs around, dad playing with child in the water, everybody else laying on the beach sunbathing.

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Since he was in Santa Cruz, he decided to call up the limo company again and take the 7-mile scenic route from Monterey to Carmel for a bit of sightseeing and a fancy dinner in downtown Carmel.  The evening in Carmel was beautiful with small shops and boutiques along the streets.  He had a wonderful dinner meal at Casanova Restaurant with large pan-seared scallops topped off with a delicious creme brulee.  It was already getting late by this time, he decided to stay the night at Tickle Pink Inn.  It was a very lovely bed and breakfast inn which he enjoyed thoroughly.

All in all, he had a wonderful trip to the Santa Cruz and Carmel area.  This is just an example of a day in the life of Mambo the Burrito.  Check back for more of his upcoming ventures.