Tuesday, March 16, 2010

TripAdvisor is the lifeblood agri-tourism industry.That's what took down the Stalk Inn, one of the cutest little asparagus farms you'll ever see.

With family in town for my Grandpa's one year get together, we headed out to be tourists at home. Since the weather has been almost summer-like we hit the Grove/Original Farmer's Market.

Since the weather was perfect, the trolley was running which prompted screams of joy from the kids AND O.G. Ridiculous. We rode in the open top and the place was PACKED with tourists. I keep forgetting we live in a tourist town until I see throngs of them everywhere.

Walking around the Farmer's Market is nothing new, we do it fairly regularly to be honest, but since we'd already had lunch (at Wood Ranch - great bbq!) this go round we hit up allll the sweets stands.
We wandered and saw candy, candy and more candy. We saw honeycomb being dipped in chocolate, peanut butter being made from fresh peanuts, caramel apples bigger than a human head. It was a sweets heaven.

Finally O.G. wanted an afternoon snack. So we hit two stalls right next to each other - donuts and ice cream. Bob's Coffee and Donuts is pretty well known and that's just what O.G. got, a coffee and a buttermilk donut. While half of the family had donuts, I decided to go straight for the ice cream.Bennett's Ice Cream is also a Farmer's Market institution, with blue ribbons hanging all over the shop. I ordered a root beer float of course, what else would I get, and they said I could have ANY FLAVOR of ice cream I wanted. Oh reaaalllllly? I would have been fine with vanilla just so you know, but I was given a choice, see - so I went with coffee. Coffee ice cream in a root beer float? You better believe it.

After a long day of eating and more eating the Baby was ready to pass out so we headed home full of donuts and root beer.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Susan said...

Are those donuts labeled "kitties - dinosaurs"? That's fantastic.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010 8:20:00 AM  
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