Alycia and I wrapped up a 4,500 mile, two week road trip the other day. We visited some great places - Yosemite National Park and Napa Valley in California, and Salem and Portland in Oregon, and got to see many of our best friends along the way. I'll post some good pictures and additional stories in a few days, but I thought I'd pass along some entertaining/unusual highlights.
There was a cat show at the hotel we stayed at on our overnight rest stop in Reno, Nevada. Alycia was able to meet, pet, and photograph the Iams Ambassador cat (his name was Dances With Mice) as well as a host of other feline pageant entrants. Dances With Mice was apparently quite an amiable feline. Being extremely allergic, I stayed away and let Alycia visit with the kitties.
Whoa Nellie Deli (yes it is actually in a gas station) in Lee Vining on the way to the Eastern entrance to Yosemite National Park. The spaghetti squash was so good that I was compelled to ask the cook for his secret. I should have known the secret was butter, lots of butter. Instead of halving the squash and baking it face down in a few inches of water, find a way to balance it face up, place a half stick of butter in each half, cover with foil, and bake about an hour. I'll be sure to let you know when (not if) I try this out.
We're still in the midst of getting unpacked, the garden weeded, and the last few things planted for the season. I'll post an update of the happenings around here in the garden as well as additional vacation photos that might be of interest.