So here we sit. In the middle of California. First we were in Chowchilla, CA for a few days. What’s in Chowchilla you ask? Good question. When you find the answer could you let us know because we didn’t see anything interesting there.
We stopped there because we had to work on our taxes so our CPA firm can start working on them. Do a little laundry. Waited out a storm that came through one day. So not much of anything.
It was so boring that even the cats were bored. I couldn’t make the bed this one rainy day because the kitties took it over to snuggle on the featherbed. Note that they are all on my side of the bed…weird. I guess that’s what you do on dreary rainy days, snuggle in bed.
This is what happens when David gets bored…
He tears out the electronics cabinet, takes the tv out of it’s rightful place and “tweaks” things. Then he puts it all back again. Hoping it all still works. Which it usually does.
And what do I do, other than work on the taxes and do laundry. Well, when I’m bored I guess I bake. This day I made my very first and only attempt at pizza dough. FROM SCRATCH! For those of you who know me, that is soooo not me. Box mixes, sure, but from scratch? Not likely. But rest assured, this was totally from scratch. Flour, yeast and all! And it was super easy.
I think it turned out well. David made the sauce. And wallah! Fresh home-made pizza. And we had enough dough for not one, but two pizza’s. Baked to perfection. And sorry to say that yes, there were no left overs. That’s what happens when you’re bored I guess. The bottle of wine didn’t help either.
I don’t recall seeing any other fruit so large before. It literally took two hands to pick it up it was that big. Sorry to say we didn’t buy it. However we were excited to find freshly picked tangelos. So we bought some of them, some pistachios for David and some almonds for me. All from local farms. Nice. Maybe we’ll head back there to buy that pomelo and try it. That would count as outside our bubble, right?
So here we sit for another couple of days, in Los Banos, Ca. Just hanging out trying to relax. Not sure if we’re heading west to San Francisco again for some more work stuff, or south to start our trek home. We’ll know in the next couple of days. We don’t want to leave the area though because we are right at the cross streets to which ever way we’ll head.
So, what’s in this area. Not much. There are several state recreational areas. We went and checked out the San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area in Gustine, CA. Just a short 5 mile drive from our campground.
Not a bad little place. Not so little though. The reservoir has 65 miles of shoreline with two boat ramps. No boats today. It was mighty windy and even though the sun was out and it was blue sky, the temperature was only in the mid to upper 40’s. Chilly to say the least. The picture in the beginning of this blog entry is also from the San Luis Reservoir.
After the reservoir we decided it was lunchtime, so we headed over to a local icon of a place called Pea Soup Anderson’s. The food was ok at best. We would not go back. But the building itself was very interesting.
Everything inside was dutch. Hence the gigantic windmill outside the restaurant.
Once we left there we headed back to the campground. However the road back took us over a California Aqueduct. So we stopped and watched the fishermen try to catch their dinner for the night. Watched as the cars zoomed past. And marveled at the construction and engineering that must have gone into this aqueduct.
Pretty amazing stuff.