We started at Leroy Greene Academy, rode across the Jibboom Street Bridge at Discovery Park,
through Old Sacramento to Marie’s Donuts at the corner of Freeport Blvd and Vallejo.
We met up with Elle Steele and Kidical Mass. They were having a group ride from Marie’s Donuts to William Land Park, about 2 miles away. The variety of child-carrying bicycles was amazing.
The Kidical Mass group went to Fairytale Town while our bike club went to the Sacramento Zoo.
Remember Merrilyn’s Boyseberry Galette from February 26?
I’d hoped to make tiny galettes for the next RLEHS Throwdown, but my first attempt on Feb 28 was a big failure. I needed to try something else.
For the next batch on March 1, I used Merrilyn’s recipe and put the pastry rounds in a mini-muffin tin. The tiny flower cut-out and sparkling white sugar, also from Merrilyn, were the perfect topping.
I told Justin he could have as many as he wanted but had no idea he could eat SIX of them. (Then again, when he was about 10 years old, he ate 20 of Maria’s tacos in one sitting.)
The RLEHS Throwdown is today and 48 little boysenberry pies are going into the trunk to be driven carefully to Rio Linda. I’ll serve them with a little scoop of vanilla bean ice cream. Big thanks to my consulting team: Merrilyn and Phyl; and the many people who taste-tested everything, including the office staff at WALKSacramento. (Noooo, I’m not competitive.)
Yesterday and today, I rode a whopping 4 miles from Justin’s house to Lake Minden Resort to visit Dave and Phyl. 4 pm = cocktail hour, right? Filet mignon dinner. Oh my!
Dave and I rode our bikes on the trails on the levee for a couple of hours – FUN!
The Feather River is really low, as are all rivers in California.
The new Hwy 99 bridge to Yuba City.
That was a blast, Phyl and Dave. I think you should go camping there again!
Darnit. I was in line at Winco with a cartful of groceries and realized I forgot to get an item located at the far corner of the store. There was one customer ahead of me and I asked if she’d pull my cart forward while I ran to get the missing item. She smiled warmly and said “Of course,” and I took off. I know her. But from where? when? (I’m always so grateful these days when my brain yields the information I need at the moment.)
Sue Cervantes, one of my all-time-favorite moms. I taught her son Nathan at Westside about 20 years ago. And we started talking and talking while we unloaded our groceries, paid for them, and then went to bag them. Lo and behold, her husband had not only bagged their groceries but mine also and had re-loaded them into my cart. Wow! Thank you!
Mike Wade invited me attend today because he had a great guest speaker. Like Elizabeth at Kohler, Mike’s students love him.
A true success story, Eduardo came to the United States from Mexico as the child of a migrant laborer with no English. He retired as a captain in the Sacramento Metro Fire Department and now has a successful business as a translator.
His story was fascinating to all of us. His message was work hard, learn English, keep striving to achieve.