I spent a week in Davis, California at my mom's last week and loved the warm dry days, the cool mornings and fruit growing in the yard. I am in love with the produce section of the grocery stores there. People in CA, I hope you appreciate it! I get so frustrated by the lack of variety and quality of the fruits and vegetables in the midwest. Sure, there is great corn here and a few other fruits and veggies, but you only see that for a few months in the late summer and fall.
Davis is a total bicyclists heaven, there are bikes and bike trails everywhere. Aren't these bikes irresistible? Look at this bicycle built for two that has been fitted out with bamboo, rattan and leopard seats.
photo by Nina Perez
There are some great artisan shops in Davis. We stopped in several with items from Nepal and Tibet and another shop I loved called Hand Made Creation, had imported handcrafted products, lots of felted slippers, bags, woven shawls and pashminas.
Look at all that felted color!
I bought a beautiful pleated teal scarf that is bright on one side and dark on the other. I'm looking forward to some cooler weather to wear it.