Thursday was a day to spend with the family. Our grand-niece was dropped off at 7:30. G’s mom is day care. A very amazing woman. She is mid-70’s and is taking care of her great granddaughter. She loves it. It has revitalized them even though it is very hard work.
Cierra is a great kid. She is just about 2 years old and helps out. She was helping with the dishes and making her own breakfast. Of course, she could have been on her best behavior.
Mom made a great enchilada dinner and G’s sister and other neice came by for dinner. We also got to see our grand nephew. There is a little rivalry between the two.
Friday was the big day. We left early to drive to Santa Cruz which is about a 2 hour drive. We went down I-5 and over Pacheco Pass to Gilroy and then over Heckler Pass into Watsonville. Here we stopped at Sierra Azul Nursery. Great plants and picked up several salvias. Then we headed into downtown Watsonville for some more Mexican food. We decided to try Las Islitas which was recommended on Chowhound. It was a real experience. The waitress didn’t speak english so it took us a while to switch into our Spanish tourist mode. But it was great. I had the Shrimp Rancheras which was shrimp with tomatoes, onion and chile and G had Shrimp Cucharachas which was shrimp sauted with Chilpote chiles. Yummm..
We still had a bit of time before the sale so we cruised over to Aptos and went to a couple of nurseries. We made it to the sale at 2:45 so we could snag a wagon.
G gave me the list and off I went. I could find everything and soon the wagon was overflowing. I finally gave up and found a place to sit with the wagon and left G to go searching. After about 1 hour, we had almost 2 dozen plants. It was time to back to the Valley. Unfortunately the traffic was pretty heavy and it took us almost three hours to get back.