Sunday, February 10, 2013

Stuck in Lodi Again

I think John Fogerty should have given Lodi more of a chance. We had an awesome time there this weekend at the Lodi Wine and Chocolate Weekend. I have to admit that we've passed the exit for Lodi while traveling up Interstate 5 probably a hundred times, and we've never thought to stop there, but it's a great town with cute shops and interesting-sounding restaurants. After an afternoon of tasting wine at some wonderful wineries and indulging in decadent treats like "Pigs in the Mud," chocolate dipped linguica sausage, you'd think we wouldn't have been interested in eating a real meal at the end of the day. Being the troopers that we are, however, we persevered and had a delicious meal at the Dancing Fox in downtown Lodi. It was just about a perfect day with good friends and perfect weather too!
To add to our fun, Lodi is only about 40 minutes from Davis, where our daughter attends school, so we ditched our friends who are more devoted wine fans than we are and had planned for a second day of wine tasting, and drove up to see Paige.
We missed the local Davis farmer's market, which is held on Saturdays, but, no surprise, there were still plenty of things to keep us occupied, including a little "peddler's fair," in the park with a couple of yarn booths. I bought some alpaca yarn at this little booth which lured me by displaying this darling, purple platypus!

I was happy to see that Paige was wearing her headband that I sent her last week. She even said she'd like another one. Yay! An excuse to knit a simple project again! Russ and I went for a little run in the afternoon, and then finished our day by dining at the Yeti Restaurant, which serves Indian and Nepalese food. It was really good and not too expensive. Still, I'm thinking that maybe it's time to go on a financial and food diet for the next couple of months!


Anonymous said...

Mmmmmmmmmm...the food in that last picture looks delicious!

Glad you got to spend some time with your girl! :-)

Caffeine Girl said...

Hey, there's a Lodi, Wisconsin, too. Unfortunately they do not do a wine and chocolate festival. What a great idea!

WendyBee said...

I love John Fogarty!!!
And I love a good day jaunt. So good to leave our own worries behind for a day. I need to take a lesson from you on this one. (Especially one that involves friends, good food, wine and wool!)

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

Looks like a great time ! I'd never heard of Lodi but I had a friend that use to teach at UC-Davis (I think that's it). The food looks so good and now I'm hungry.

JayJay said...

What a cute platypus! Sounds like a fun trip, and great excuse to visit your daughter. She seems to be enjoying the handknits!

Torhild said...

As always a pleasure to visit your blog- so much fun and interesting to read ;)