A Farmers Market and a Pirate Festival
18.06.2016 - 05.07.2016 75 °F
So the plan for this trip is: drop off almonds in Larkspur, go to Vallejo and visit an adjuster friend, then head up to Ft. Bidwell to be with our oldest boy and his family for Father’s day. On Monday we will head up to Oregon City to help out our youngest son’s family while he is traveling, then all of us will go to Seattle to play for a few days. After Seattle it is back to Ft. Bidwell for our granddaughter’s 16th birthday party. Then home. We’d thought about going up to Canada, but think that we should go home before departing for Alaska.
We made it to Larkspur before the market opened, about a 3-hour drive with the RV. We carried almonds to the Fat Uncle stand and the woman working it set up everything.
After the market opened we walked around, I was looking for coffee. We’d been in a huge hurry and hadn’t taken the time to make any. Instead, I found a stand that had Navarro wines, Pennyroyal wines and cheese made from both goat and sheep milk. We sampled wines paired with cheeses. OMG, I wanted to just crawl into the sample box and absorb the wonderful cheeses. Wine was great too, we just may need to join the Pennyroyal wine club.
We did find coffee and moved on down the road to Vallejo to meet our friend Joe. Joe is an adjuster friend who I got to know several years ago. His wife is a wonderful woman, but unfortunately working.
Joe, another friend of his and I left Dale to sleep and we went off to the Pirate Festival. If you have never been to a Pirate Festival you need to go. I thought it would be more of a kids affair but there are people who go all out. The Festival in Vallejo is at the river front. There are singing groups at various places, a canon fight, performers, food and lots of vendors. Many booths sell pirate or that era style clothing, some very nice. There’s also hand-made jewelry and pottery.
The Pirate Festival was quite fun and I told my oldest son that our grandkids would like it. He thought that they would try to go next year.
From Vallejo, Dale and I had a 7+ hour drive to Ft. Bidwell. Although we were on the same highways as our daughter-in-law, we were unable to meet up for a meal. We only saw her when she flew past us on the road. But the drive was nice and it was great to arrive at Ft. Bidwell.