AVA Convention trip - photos days 2 & 3
- The past week has zoomed by, with little down time for computing.
On Monday, we started with a walk in Benicia, CA. Near the start of
the 10K were a couple of glass makers. One of them opened up
just as we were about to gaze in the windows, so we got to window
shop inside. There were some very lovely pieces! After walking
along the marina, we headed downtown and found a great place
for breakfast, which also happened to be the start point for the
Benicia YRE - First St. Cafe. Then we headed back to the water
along the downtown and then wandered our way back among the
residential sections back to the armory.
Then in the evening, we walked Old Sacramento. We ate at
Joe's Crab Shack along the river where the music is loud and the
servers stop to dance in unison from time to time. The crab was
yummy! We enjoyed the city in the evening light. I got a great
pic in the rose garden.
On Tuesday, my dad had to work, so I attended the Sonoma walk
without him. I chatted with folks from Nebraska and Vermont and
North Carolina along the way. Along one street, we saw a stream
of water headed our way along the curb. The stream was going
swiftly got larger for a while, washing onto the sidewalk in places.
We turned a corner and some locals said that the fire hydrant had
been knocked off its base and that the water department had just
turned off the flow to it. The stream slowly got smaller until we
passed the hydrant, lying forlornly on its side about 6 feet away
from its base. After that we passed some impressive homes, a
winery, its vineyard in town and a lot of historic buildings in the
(If I caught you in one of my pics and would like a copy, let me know!)
More to come . . .