Sunday, May 31, 2009

First Annual Robynn Goodell Memorial Bake Sale/ Blood Drive

In honor or Robynn's kindness and generosity in helping others, her friends and family are sponsoring The First Annual Robynn Goodell Memorial Bake Sale/ Blood Drive on Tuesday, June 2nd from 2:00-6:00 PM. Our Lady of Grace School, Linden Avenue, West Sacramento Blood drive in gym, other activities outside. for directions

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Our Robins' Nest

While pruning our mulberry tree last weekend the guys rescued this robins' nest. They know I'm kind of sentimental about our yard friends, so Kurt trimmed the limbs around the nest and brought it to me. I know she doesn't come back to reuse her nest but I'll keep it in case she or her peeps want to stop by and visit now and then.

Trivia: Only 40 percent of American robins’ nests successfully produce young, according to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Females build the nest from the inside out, pressing dead grass and twigs into a cup shape using the wrist of one wing. Other materials include paper, feathers, rootlets, or moss in addition to grass and twigs. Once the cup is formed, she reinforces the nest using soft mud gathered from worm castings to make a heavy, sturdy nest. She then lines the nest with fine dry grass. The finished nest is 6-8 inches across and 3-6 inches high.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Golden Gate Bridge Mural

This creative mural features the Golden Gate Bridge as the backdrop for the collection of lighthouses and other nautical and ocean themed garden decorations. Very creative!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Balloons Are Up-making a delivery in West Sacramento in West Sacramento-feature Balloon Bouquets for every occasion. You can order online or by phone at (866) 340-1268.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Casa Mobile Park-a living history

The circular shaped building that now functions as the Casa Mobile clubhouse and park office was once part of the old Capitol Sky Park airport. Jo, the park manager, gave me a tour of the old terminal building and said they have many photos dating back to the 1950's when the airport was still in use.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Can-Am Spyder

We saw Vernon Travis of West Sacramento enjoying a ride on his new Can-Am Spyder 3 wheeled roadster.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Coit Tower

Debbie shot the top photo of Coit Tower on Telegraph Hill on a recent day trip to San Francisco -Contrary to popular opinion, the tower was not designed to resemble a fire hose nozzle!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

11 Babies...Yikes

This mama duck was running across the road with 11 babies in check.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Champion Basketball Team 1912-13

Debbie and Christy Norton's great uncle Almer Norton is in the back row, 2nd from the left. Almer's Sacramento High basketball team were the league champions in 1912-13. The Norton kids (Bill, Ray, Frank, Almer, and Doris) all grew up in the old Broderick neighborhood. Since there was no high school in the town of Washington students chose to attend either Sacramento High or Woodland High. Many chose Sac High because it was easier to walk to school

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Hal's Kool-Aid

Hal is working hard to earn money to help pay for his ticket to the Dolphin Discovery Adventure during our family trip to Mexico this summer. His mom says that he had already earned $6.00 during the grand opening of his Kool-Aid stand.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Pools are Open

West Sacramento's new Rec Center has three new pools that are open and ready for kids of all ages to enjoy the splash and water slides of this great family water park. Don't forget to try out one of the water aerobics classes the City is offering!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Whole Earth Festival at UCD

The UCD Whole Earth Festival food vendors offer temporary loan of dishes, utensils and mugs for a small deposit. When you are done eating, you can return your items and get your money back.

Neeta's Henna Tattoo booth was a popular spot for fair goers. Though henna has been used for body art and hair dye since the Bronze Age, henna has had a recent renaissance in body art due to improvements in cultivation and processing.

Monday, May 18, 2009

River City High School New Signage

This is the newly constructed sign for River City High School and the West Sacramento Recreation Center.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Todd Taylor's Baby Grapes

The Todd Taylor tasting room at the Old Sugar Factory in Clarksburg had these beautiful grape vines displayed in their tasting room. It was the consensus of our tasting group that the Tempranillo and Primitivo were superb! They also had homemade chocolate chip cookies for our under-age tasters.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Moler Barber College in West Sacramento

If you are on a budget then try the Moler Barber College located at 3025 W Capitol Ave, in West Sacramento. The price posted for an adult haircut said $6.00 and kids are $5.00.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Backyard Habitat

There is a way we can help wildlife that is in jeopardy due to new development. See this website for information-Garden for Wildlife at the National Wildlife Federation.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Topsy Turvy Tomato Planter

As seen on TV--The Topsy Turvy Tomato Planter.. The kids gave this to me for Mother's Day. I'll keep you posted on the progress!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

"All About Fur" Mobile Groomer

Kathy Ekhardt of "All About Fur" will bring her mobile pet spa to your home! Daphne is a lab/collie mix and had lots of shedding hair. She looks and feels great after her spa appointment!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Pilates at the Rec Center

Darcy Hargrove is a Certified Pilates instructor, teaching locally at the West Sacramento Recreation Center and through The Centered Self which offers group and individual instruction. See the links below for class information at both locations:

Parks and Recreation Department
The Centered Self

Monday, May 11, 2009

Fresh Tilapia at La Favorita Taqueria

Our family enjoyed a great Cindo de Mayo dinner at La Favorita Taqueria. Kurt had the tilapia and it was beautifully presented and delicious!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Pooja Grill-Yum

Tandoori Mixed Grill at Pooja - yum! Christy and Kurt recommend that everyone should try Pooja Indian Grill in West Sacramento.

According to their website the restaurant specialties are Tandoori dishes and Chicken Tikka, made in authentic tandoori oven. In addition, a full service bar is also available.
1223 Merkley Ave
West Sacramento, CA 95691

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Walking for the Cure

The kids in our family are always included when we Walk for the Cure!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Pink Roller Skates

When I was a kid, spring time always meant time for digging out my roller skates. You remember the old fashioned kind that fit over your shoes and had to be adjusted with a skate key that we would wear on a string around our neck. Just when we would get up a head-of-steam my skate would come loose and fall off my shoe and I would tumble face first into the street. In the old days, West Sacramento didn't have any parks and the only playgrounds were at the schools, so we would skate over to the high school and race on the tennis courts.
See City Skates a memory by Amy Kenneley

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Thursday, May 7, 2009

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Pink Lady Bug Cake and Bug Cupakes

Debbie made the ladybug cake and Chris made the bug cupcakes...really cute and colorful for a spring time celebration.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Cinco de Mayo in West Sacramento

95605 celebrates Cinco de Mayo- Photo by Christy

Interior photo by Lexi -Longwinded Haiku

Looking for some great Mexican Food to enjoy on Cinco de Mayo??--how about a stop at Shorty's La Amistad Cafe on Jefferson Boulevard on the way to Clarksburg. Shorty's was rebuilt a couple of years ago after the previous building burned down...we were so glad when the new cafe opened!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Pink VW Bug

We love this pink VW Bug parked in the neighborhood.

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Sunday, May 3, 2009

West Sacramento Pub Crawlers

On their semi-regular pub crawl, this group of 30 folks from West Sacramento made a stop at the Moose Lodge for Taco Night. They hired a limo bus to drive them around town to visit bars and restaurants in the area. After this stop, they went on to the Goose Club, Elkhorn Station, Jazzy Blues Cafe, Tsuki Sushi then the Streets of London.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

"Pink" Electra

This bike reminded me of the Pink Ladies in movie "Grease".

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Friday, May 1, 2009

California State Capitol bathed in Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

California State Capitol bathed in Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness.

2009 Komen Sacramento Race for the Cure is Saturday, May 9th

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