It’s Friday! I’m not sure if I’m dreading the weekend or looking forward to it…..I still have so much packing to do and the movers come bright and early Sunday morning (yes, it’s only a mile away, but still got movers….much easier with furniture and heavy stuff and no one wants to drive a truck in hilly SF). Anyways….
Today my post is a little all over the place (as is my brain today!), but I had some Sonoma-related things from last weekend and other misc random Friday things to share. I posted my “day in the life of a spectator” post yesterday, which recaps the other part of my wknd in Sonoma.
Here are some Misc Friday Things….
1) I am loving summer berries and toast with this amazing jam that my parents brought back from their trip to LA. If this could be my breakfast every day for the next month, I would be a happy camper.
Random. But shared with you anyways.
2) Do you love fruit stands too? I love the ones that the farmers have on the side of the road in more rural areas. This Sunday though,I stopped at a cherry stand….but they turned out to have been grown in Washington State! Kind of a let-down because I like buying local things, but they were still really tasty!
On Sunday, we woke up in Sonoma, hung out in the pool until noon and then ventured through Sonoma County. We stopped on a side of the road because there was a big cherry stand, manned by a very talkative guy in a tie-dye shirt. I bought a basket of the red ones (that he’s holding in his hand…).
Turns out, unfortunately, cherry season is over in Cali, so they truck these in from Washington State every week. So much for lessening my carbon footprint.
There was also a guy selling honey. I really like the random side-of-the-road fruit stands!
3) We saw Old Faithful! It’s the big geyser in Calistoga, right near where we were. I had never been before!
The geyser only blows about every 40 minutes and lucky for us, we got there 2 minutes before it erupted!
The first two minutes, we just stood around waiting….everyone had their cameras out and was glued to the little pond.
And then, it happened!
It was really neat and lasted a good 3 minutes!
Here are some details from their website: Water for the Old Faithful Geyser of California comes from an underground river. When this water flows over the hot molten magma deep in the earth, it boils and expands and is collected in large cavities. Under tremendous pressure from the heat, and assisted by a constriction of the passage upward, the superheated water is forced through the fissures and fractures and erupts with an outpouring of steam followed by a fulmination of hot dancing water.
4) And then the day followed with my sister’s birthday party in the park and then out to dinner (a new mexican restaurant- her choice) with my parents, my sis, her boyfriend, and Jared.
I drank too many glasses of wine and ate a lot of guacamole. ‘Nuff said.
And ummmm, I guess that’s all for now. The rest of my week has been filled with work stuff and packing, so not that eventful, which is why it’s Friday and I’m still posting about last weekend. I’m such a mess today!
Happy Weekend!!! Hope yours is fantastic.
What are you loving for breakfast lately?
Packing Tips? Funny moving stories?
What flavor jam do you like on your toast?
What kinds of fruits or veggies can you buy off the side of the road near where you live?