Wednesday, January 25, 2012

About the Rose Orchard in Bryte, CA

Rose Orchard was the name of the Reed family home and pear orchard in Bryte, CA . It was named for Hayward Reed's wife, Rose Mather Reed. See this link for the art print of the label from Old Oaks Bartlett Pears from the Rose Orchard, and for the history buffs, here is a link to Internet Archive for the full text of "History of Yolo County, California," with biographical sketches of the leading men and women of the county, who have been identified with its growth and development from the early days to the present" dated 1913.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Paul Blart --Not!

The Security guy on the Segway at Arden Fair Mall has a great sense of humor...and he didn't mind a gentle ribbing about his likeness to the character played by Kevin James in the movie Mall Cop. When I was in Europe recently there were many city tours offered on Segways...the tours were very popular by young and old!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

The Emerald Sea

The Sea Scouts Neptune of West Sacramento sailed their newest addition to the fleet up the Sacramento River from Sausalito on Sunday. Under the leadership of Skipper Nate Eckler, the Sea Scouts offer a youth education program that teaches young adults, ages 13-21, boating and vocational skills.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Subliminal Message Received

While walking through our local Walmart last week this message was caught in the corner of my eye.. The Dr. Pepper marketer did a great job on this one!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year 2012

The kids helped celebrate the welcoming of 2012 on London Time which is 8 hours before California. The last two years our family and friends have gathered at the Streets of London Pub in West Sacramento to have lunch, drink a pint or two then enjoy a champagne toast at Midnight London time (4:00 PM California). The Streets of London is a family friendly establishment.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

A matter of opinion

Thank you to Steve Watson for sending this photo of the big tri-hull sailboat being built on Reed/Sacramento Avenue near Emma's? According to local opinion it has been deemed both an eyesore and a fascinating work in progress. According to Steve "spoke with the owner this weekend and he is ready to move it to the Bryte boat launch as soon as the "powers that be" allow him to move it. He is hoping to do it Saturday 1/14/12 early in the morning but that will be up to City officials. Then he and his dog plan to motor on out to the Pacific and sail to Hawaii. Living his dream...".