And now for a bit of randomness to move us forward in time...
After hearing good things about Chico, we decided to spend a night there, which also gave us a chance to take the Sierra Nevada brewery tour.
We were lucky to get to see their locally-grown hops, a small crop that they grow on site for a limited release, that's pretty cool:
A photo of the hops being harvested:
The lab at the brewery - not a bad gig if one were a chemistry major:
Lots of solar on the roof:
The bottling and kegging plant:
My favorite part - the tasting portion of the tour:
Love the bike racks here:
Oh look, that's where the hops were grown:
We continued on from Chico down to San Jose, settled in, and then flew to Texas. Just a few quick scenes from the Lone Star State.
Thanks, Waffle House!
I ran a 50K at Tyler State Park, fun one! Here's the start:
3rd place, pretty excited about that:
Let's do! (at Cafe Brazil, our new favorite place to eat in Dallas/Fort Worth)
Out on a walk in the woods with our friend Suzanne and her 5 dogs, somehow none of them ended up in the picture she took:
Fun sign at our favorite tamale place, Tamale Addiction:
John's dad got roped into being the grand marshal for a parade, so our sister-in-law made him a hat (thanks Kathy!):
Lots of fun visits with family and friends in Texas!