Hello everyone, thank you so much for reading my blog and leaving interesting comments! I truly appreciate it and it makes me very happy that you guys seem to enjoy reading my nonsense just as much as I enjoy composing it =]
I don’t have musings on growing up and trying to figure life out for you today… because I’m in Napa Valley! I’m writing this Thursday night so that you’ll have something to read right on schedule Friday, but by the time this is posted I will be in sunny wine country enjoying delicious wine, beautiful scenery, and quality time with some very good friends.
My wonderful friends David and Renee read in one of my posts that I’d like to visit Napa Valley before I leave for France, and they offered to plan a weekend trip for me. How kind of them!! So Sunday you will have the next installment of my California adventures series.
I’m sorry tonight’s entry is nothing more than a “be back soon” sign, but I promise I will have something fun for you to read Sunday, as well as tons of pix from my weekend. Maybe a photo blog?
Let me know if there are any other places I should go see before I hop on that plane!
And just so I don’t feel like I let you down completely tonight, let’s talk about alcohol just a bit! Preparing for Napa tomorrow got me thinking about drinking ages. In France, it’s 18 but kids can pretty much buy alcohol as soon as they reach puberty.
I’ve heard that this is a good thing since it gives young adults an opportunity to learn to drink alcohol in less self-destructive ways before they leave their parents protective nest. Going to university in the US where the drinking age is 21, I can see why some people would say it’s a good idea to let teens experiment with drinking beer and liquor before they move out on their own. Not all adolescents go nuts, but a lot of kids have a lot of fun and do some things they’re glad their parents aren’t around to see.
I’m not going to go into any statistics since this is a short post, but what do you think? Is the American drinking age a good idea? How does it affect young adults?