Another sunny day. The girls heard the rooster again this morning and I am listening to the birds singing. We are headed north into warmer weather, but only for a couple of days.
Our travels today will take us to the John Steinbeck House, which is here in Salinas. From there we are going to make a stop in Gilroy; which is the garlic capital of the world and then we are headed for Vacaville, CA. We are going to stop at the Jelly Belly Factory, unless we find something else to see.
We left about 10 and went over to the John Steinbeck House. It was closed, but there was a man doing some work and he let us in and showed us around. Beautiful Victorian house. After that we hit the road for Gilroy and went to a place called Gilroy Gardens, which is a theme park and not for us. In the meantime, we had seen this old barn, which had antiques and so we stopped there and I ended up buying a couple of things and Mari bought one. Marissa stayed in the car while we went into the Steinbeck house and also, when we went into the barn. From there we went to Morgan Hill, which is an area we have stayed in before, on our trips up the coast. We went through there downtown area and found a place to have lunch. After that we hit the road for Vacaville. Got to the hotel about 3:30 and they were not ready for us; so we went to a Jamba Juice and got a smoothie and went to a place called Wing Stop and got dinner, then came back to the hotel. There is a place near our hotel called Nut Tree Plaza. When my parents and I used to drive from San Francisco to Sacramento or Lake Tahoe, I can remember stopping at this place for a meal. It is very different now. Talked to Rory and he is currently in Orange County and he will get to Anchorage early tomorrow morning. He is not a really happy camper, but so what else is new. The girls and I are going to hang out in the room for the rest of the evening. A nice relaxing evening, with no one above us, jumping up and down.