Summer has arrived, and 90F in Sacramento is HOT and I don’t care if it IS a dry heat!
We left Jeannie’s this morning at 8:00 a.m. with Ara driving for the downtown Farmers’ Market. It is held under the freeway overpass and parking is plentiful in the surrounding area. We got our coffee, and split our baked treats 3 ways each: cinnamon roll, pecan sticky bun, and fruit turnover. We took it across the street to the park and found a bench in the shade. You can barely make out the market across the street.
The market had every kind of produce imaginable, and all in beautiful condition. I can’t stop eating the bing cherries I bought, plus I got straight from the farm brown organic eggs, collards and several kinds of squash. We decided to go every Sunday morning, so I didn’t want to load up with too many items and then have them go to waste. So many choices, and all family farmers.
From there we went to nearby William Land Park (one of the urban hikes in my book) but since I didn’t have the book with me we really didn’t know where to begin or what route to follow. Jeannie likes to walk an hour at a fast pace for exercise so we found a small lake with a walkway around it – we told her to go on as fast as she wanted and we would stroll. After a couple of rounds, Ara and I found a nice shady bench and discussed the problems of the world.
From there we came back to Fair Oaks and had lunch at an outdoor-seating restaurant with a vegetarian menu. I had a veggie taco and the girls each had a nut burger. The food is really excellent and all the ingredients are super fresh, although I know there are folks who wouldn’t touch it. It was cool where we sat in the shade, and of course the ubiquitous chickens were roaming around.
They dropped me off at home, and I put everything away quickly so I could take a nap.
Ara knows how much I want to go camping, and she’s always been into camping and does quite a bit of it while in school in PA, so she’s agreed that we should go camping for a few days at Mt. Shasta. The entire Shasta area is huge and I’m not sure how to begin looking for campsites – we both want the back country, walk-in tent sites though. I should come away with great pictures from there!