I feel like I’m in a revolving door. You know the kind in NYC. You go in one side and pop out somewhere else. I’m leaving again. This time for California.
We are going to CA partially as a Mother’s Day visit but also for plant shopping. The annual plant sale at Cabrillo College is going on and we need to go down and buy more salvias for the business. The winter was a bit rough on them and we lost quite a few so it is time to go buy some more. We’ll also make a stop at Sierra Azul nursery in Watsonville and maybe a trip up to the arboretum at UC Santa Cruz.
We took it for granted that G’s mom would be home. We were kinda shocked when we phoned a couple of weeks ago and found out that they were going to Philly and wouldn’t be back until the evening we arrive. So much for an extra day to visit with mom. But we’ll put it to good use. We’ll spend the day in Berkeley doing more plant shopping. I get my share in also and I’m planning on a little bit of food and wine shopping. We’ll probably go up to Solano Avenue for some yummy Mexican Food at Cactus. While we are in the neighborhood, I plan to drop in to A.G Ferrari and pick up some Italian goodies to take to Stockton. Then we will check out a wine store near by. Probably Solano Cellars although Vino! is right next door. And maybe a stop at Kermit Lynch.
On the way over, we’ll pick up some breakfast in Sacramento. 33rd Street Bistro looked interesting as did Cafe Bernardo. I love the web. Just a few googles and I have ideas on where to eat. No more Denny’s or Lyons at the interchange. After that we’ll head on over to Berkeley. There’s a couple of other gardens we might check out if we have time.
We have to get our hard luggage. We have an interesting way of bringing back the plants. We will take them out of their pots, remove most of the soil, wrap them in plastic and pack them like sardines in an old Samsonite suitcase. We can bring back around 25 plants which is just about right. G will have to spend most of a day preparing the plants but we’re coming back late so that will be fine.
It will be good to see our grand niece also. She’ll be around 2 years old.