Month: October 2017

Put Your “Wine Country” Trip on the Back Burner

Put Your “Wine Country” Trip on the Back Burner

California’s “Wine Country” (Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino counties) near San Francisco has long been a “hot” tourist destination, especially at this time of year.

(FlippinYank Flickr Photo)

But right now it’s “too hot to handle” for both visitors and locals as fires have burnt across the region destroying wineries, vineyards, homes, and business with no end to the conflagrations in sight.

Here’s why I urge those who were planning a trip to the area to put their plans “on the back burner.”

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Where in The World is “D.B. Cooper”?

Where in The World is “D.B. Cooper”?

A passenger tells a flight attendant that there’s a bomb aboard and it will be detonated unless his demands for $200,000 in cash and certain other items are met.

(Pexels Photo)

After the plane lands, the money and those items are handed over.

(Aero Icarus Flickr Photo)

All passengers and most of the crew are permitted to deplane.

Then the plane takes off, headed for a foreign destination.

At a refueling stop along the route, the passenger and the money are discovered to be missing.

How did they leave the plane during flight, and where are they to be found?

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