Saturday’s Little Adventure
Posted by Casey on October 10, 2007
Saturday was a beautiful day and I just wanted to go out and play.
First stop was to check on the Glory Hole, since we’ve had only one major rain since the last time we looked at it back in July. This is what it looked like back then.
This is what is looks like now . . .
This is what it’s supposed to look like . . .
We need rain. Real bad.
A half-dozen Asian-American students were lined up with their sleep black motorcycles trying to get a photo with all of them in it. One of the students put the camera on the edge of the road, set the timer and ran to pose with the others. One of them spotted me and asked if I’d take their picture. Which I did with pleasure.
We headed for Winters to have lunch and went by a town park filled with people. It turned out to be a children’s festival.
The kids got to chose a pumpkin to take home . . .
There were lots of games and activities for the kids but the best thing were the exotic critters.
We had lunch at the Putah Creek Cafe, which is a nice corner diner in downtown Winters. I had a veggie burger and a soy Chai.
They served Marionberry pie with two scoops of ice cream on it. Note to self. Make some vegan Marionberry pie. Marionberries are a type of blackberry grown in Marion County, Oregon. When I lived in Portland, I used to visit the quaint German village of Mt. Angel, Oregon in Marion County, where they have an Oktoberfest that gets 300,000 visitors. The town’s population is 3,700. I’d get Marionberry soda from the Mt. Angel Brewery.
After lunch we went to Solano Lake to commune with nature for a while.
That night I felt relaxed and at peace. The sign of a successful day having fun.