Horses Welcome! This hitching post in the lot adjacent to the Southport Market & Deli.
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Al is the brewmaster at the Rubicon Brewing Company in Sacramento. He gave us a fascinating tour of how their special beers are brewed...We especially like their IPA! For more photos of our tour see this link on Webshots.
Sunday, June 28, 2009
I have been yearning for some Posole like my Aunt BJ and Uncle Norm from New Mexico would always make when they came to Sacramento for their annual trek..... I decided to order it at Emma's recently and will give it high ratings...2nd place only to my Auntie's... Of course I can never pass up the house salad, salsa bar and great Margarita's...
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
The above photo shows the layout board where Steve Marschke, editor of the News-Ledger is pasting up the weekly classified section. When I worked on our newspaper at James Marshall High School many years ago this is how we pasted up the paper...nice to see it still works.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
My friend Coralie Munro vacationed in Dubai recently and brought back these cardamom-flavored biscuits manufactured by Nabisco Arabia Company Ltd. in the Kingdon of Saudi Arabia. They are delicious and very rich..
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
I love the visiting ducks that stop by our neighborhood. I hope she enjoys this brief show of protection from this Drake, because Mallards form pairs only until the female lays eggs, at which time she is left by the male.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
On a recent Saturday, we met up with "Twist" a balloon artist and also watched a fashion show on the sidewalk in front of a boutique.
Every month, art galleries in the Sacramento area keep their doors open late and invite the public to participate in the Second Saturday Art Walk. Visitors can grab a bite to eat, walk from gallery to gallery viewing brand new art works, hear live music and explore the region's vibrant art districts.
Friday, June 19, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Debbie's grandma Elsie Norton worked at Alyce Norman School in the 1960's and 70's before she retired from Washington Unified School District. There were no names on the back of this photo of the staff taken in 1963. Many thanks to retired district school teachers Mary McReynolds and Patty Waggoner Yamat for helping to identify everyone.
Second row: left - Leona Schaffer, Mrs. Smith
Third row: Jane Leek, Patty Waggoner Yamat
Fourth row: Alice Goldie Neil McGillivary, Naomi Paisly, Ruth Alling
Fifth row: Deon Chappo, Daryl Massick, Sue (O'Donnel) Glenn
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Don't shop on an empty stomach! Try the Ikea West Sacramento Restaurant, great Swedish Meatballs served with lingonberries and mashed potatoes. $4.99
Thank you Russ for letting us take a photo of your dinner..
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
Stephanie and I drove out to Denio's in Roseville last weekend to take advantage of the wonderful bounty available at the produce market. I love the way this vendor has his veggies displayed in the colors of the Mexican Flag.
Click here for more photos of our trip to Denios.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Last night my family celebrated my retirement from UC Davis at Vince's Italian Ristorante in West Sacramento. Pete sang one of my all-time favorite songs... Con Te Partiro (Time to Say Goodbye). He is fantastico!!! Pete said they have some remodeling plans coming up soon for the rear dining room that will make it a better layout for live entertainment. Click here to see Debbie's video of Pete singing on YouTube.
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
Chihuly Sculpture Finds New Home at the University of California Davis
The glass sculpture by internationally renowned artist Dale Chihuly that previously graced the main lobby at ALZA plaza has found a new home at the University of California at Davis. The 1200-pound chandelier, donated to the University by ALZA with guidance from the Johnson & Johnson Office of Corporate Contributions, hangs in the main lobby of Valley Hall, a new instructional facility with the School of Veterinary Medicine.
Trivia: This is a very sentimental post for me ....as I am retiring from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine today.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
New signage for the Capitol Bowl on West Capitol Avenue.
Trivia: The bottom photo is the sign that we grew up seeing when driving down West Capitol Avenue when it was known as The El Rancho Bowl. In those days the Capitol Bowl was located in downtown Sacramento.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
The First Annual Memorial Robynn Goodell Blood Drive was a very nice tribute to a special friend, wife and mother. Nicole and Aimee headed up the bake sale and Dina sold lemonade. The delicious baked goods and yummy lemonade raised funds to support another local West Sacramento mom battling stage 4 breast cancer. The blood drive was also successful with over 54 people successfully donating that day. Thanks to everyone for their hard work and support to make this annual event a success.
Monday, June 8, 2009
We took the kids to see Jackie Greene in concert at Fairytale Town Saturday eve, and Sharon posed with Jackie after the concert. It was a great venue for a family concert and his music as always was terrific! Even our 2 1/2 year old Maya is a "Greenehead". Many folks will remember seeing Jackie perform at the Neighbor's Fair and the Riverwalk concerts here in West Sacramento. I think he just keeps getting better every time we see him in concert! Below is a link to the video I recorded of his closing song "Sweet Somewhere Bound".
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Brian Noel ordered the Big Ben Burger at the Streets of London Pub yesterday.. it is not for the faint hearted! Be prepared...for it is one of the biggest burgers you'll ever see. A 3/4 pound patty on an 8" bun. Brian said it was delicious...he also was enjoying a couple of great brews with that burger!