Morgan Hill, CA
Yesterday was another nice day off.
One of the perks of workamping in this area..
or being in this area, period, is..
all the wonderful produce that is grown around here.
In Salinas - the Salad Bowl of the World -
you can get pretty much any type of lettuce..
In Watsonville - it is strawberries -
and in Castroville - Artichokes!
We took a drive from Morgan Hill over Route 152 (Hecker Pass)
which winds up and over and down the Santa Cruz mountains
and through Watsonville to Highway 1.
The views from the top are beautiful..
The goal was Castroville, to snatch up some yummy artichokes.
There are several produce stands along the way,
one in Moss Landing, where we stopped and bought some things.
The place I like the best, however, is the
You can purchase produce, and any size artichoke you could ever eat.
They also sell their famous french fried artichokes
which you can eat in their little restaurant,
or buy frozen in bags.
We picked up a small bag, as well as lemon biscotti
made at the local Portuguese bakery.
We then decided to surprise my parents,
and drop by with our goodies.
We shared the artichoke hearts and biscotti,
and then stayed for a nice meatloaf dinner :-)
Today was a lazy day..our last day off this week.
I worked on taxes, accounting work for 'the other job',
and did laundry.
Tomorrow is a full work day...looks like it will sunny!