As promised, a mention of The Garlic Capital of the World, Gilroy. There are a couple of garlic shops right off the freeway but of course you don't really see those shops until you are practically on top of them. We missed the first one and almost the second one, but because Mark is quick behind the wheel, we, phew! made it.
Neal being a garlic head, a head of garlic, a tourist.
I have a friend, we'll call her Susan because her name is Susan. Hi Susan. She loves garlic. She loves it so much that she goes to a restaurant called the Stinky Rose in LA that serves EVERYTHING garlic, even garlic ice-cream.
I'm not sure if Susan likes garlic ice-cream, but I can tell you who doesn't like garlic ice-cream. The Cahoon Family. It's pretty bad, just look at those sorry faces. We got a little energetic and bought 2 vanilla and 1 chocolate thinking we would love it. The lady at the checkout said that she liked the vanilla better because the chocolate was a little overbearing. They were both pretty bad but the chocolate was better for sure because everything is better with chocolate right? We took the third unopened container back and exchanged it for two Snicker bars when the lady told us that garlic ice-cream is an acquired taste. Um? Maybe. Maybe not.
Ah, familiar places. The best one is San Jose. I was born there and yes, I do know the way to San Jose. I remember when I was maybe 8 or 10 years old, driving to the bay area and then catching BART to San Fransisco where my mother, Lou Lou , and I would shop in China Town. I still have one of the little polka dot bowls from one of our day trips.
Man they pack a lot of people here in San Fransisco. This really boggles my mind. Tons of people, tons of cars, hard to find parking, tall buildings. It was a little weird to me. I'm not saying it's bad, it's just SO different from here. I'm also not saying that I am a country girl now and not a city girl. I'm both. I can take or leave either one which I think that makes me adaptable. Lucky lucky Mark.
Have you guys seen the "bush man"? Brad and I stood behind him for quite awhile just watching. He keeps the bushes in front of him until some unsuspecting person walks by and then he scares them. It's funny. Real funny sometimes. We were laughing with the scardy cats and we told them so. It was very entertaining.
Why not? Why would I not play that game for 25 cents? In fact, I played it twice. I'd rather shoot my 22 single shot though.
Click to see the seals :)
Poor poor Michelle. But you know what? She does ask for it sometimes and Brad is more than happy to give it to her and? as you can see, it's pretty old hat for us. (Michelle secretly likes it)
We had a fun time in San Fransisco and as you can see the weather was perfect.
Next post will be Hearst Castle. Yah, I think you will like that one. Hearst Castle it is.