April 23, 2017

Visiting the wildflowers super-bloom at Carrizo Plain National Monument in Central California

This week we drove out to the Carrizo Plain National Monument in Central California to see the spectacular display of wildflowers. We really wanted to go there after seeing beautiful photos posts from friends of the monument’s wildflower… Read More

April 28, 2016

Rub a pig’s belly at the Animal Place Sanctuary

On Saturday we headed up to Animal Place to visit the 600-acre sanctuary and meet up with the rescued animals. It was a little bit of a drive for us. Animal Place is about 2 and an half… Read More

February 20, 2013

Visiting the Jelly Belly Factory in Fairfield!

We had a very sweet weekend! Not only because it was Valentine’s Day but because we visited the Jelly Belly Factory in Fairfield, CA! Named “Best Factory Tour in America” in 2005 by Reader’s Digest. Jelly Belly’s Factory… Read More

November 26, 2012

Gilroy’s Famous Garlic Ice Cream

Driving up north on Highway 101 after spending Thanksgiving with the family in the CA Central Coast, we suddenly started smelling garlic. A clue that we were approaching Gilroy. Gilroy’s nickname is “Garlic Capital of the World.” although… Read More