A Day Spent In Beautiful Benicia California  

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The very chair I am now sitting in to compose this post . . .(it's the most comfy seat in the house and I'm not just saying that because it is littered with roses) (but that helps). I haven't been sitting in it much lately--in fact, some days I barely turn on my computer at all. Summer vacation is winding down to a close and I have been milking every second of it. For instance, the other day we went to visit, for the very first time, a lovely little town called Benicia here in the San Francisco East Bay Area.

Best view . . .

Best eatery . . . Captain Blythers on First Street with a view of the water . . . it has won many awards. I had a burger with fries and no dessert. What was I thinking?

Favorite Guy (he's there on the bench somewhere . . .)

Best Boy (I can say that since he was the only boy with us at the time . . .)(and he posed for this photo, even begged that I take one of him doing whatever it is he's doing. I'm thinking I should be alarmed at his vanity but instead I can't help being tickled at his great eye for a fun photo).

Best. Moment. Ever. You know, the one when the sugar and chocolate are singing in your system while your brain tries to register the fact that you just ate a piece of chocolate cake that might, JUST MIGHT, be better than Costco's . . . (sigh . . .thank goodness Benicia is only 30 minutes away . . .)

Favorite Find. I found yards and yards of this scrumptious fabric for a STEAL in an antique store. Such happy colors! I have been busy making curtains and pillows out of it (which necessitated the purchase of a (toy) sewing machine . . . I will be offering the left-overs next week on eBay next week!)
Thanks for stopping by! Have a happy day!

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20 wise, witty and wonderful comments

I'm afraid that you are having so much fun that you won't want to blog again......oh...and I'm first!

August 14, 2009 at 5:04 PM

(But, I shouldn't be first, I should be on my sister's houseboat....but I was left behind because I am sick....boooo!)

Enjoy your last days of summer vacation for me!

August 14, 2009 at 5:05 PM

i have been to captn blythers. my mom and i ran away one mother's day and stayed at little b & b. we went there for dinner. i love benicia! looks like a good time was had by all. i love the little shops up and down the street. it'slike a little piece of another time!

miss you!

August 14, 2009 at 8:36 PM

That does look like a fabulous day! And I don't think I've ever been to that town either, even though I spent a lot of years in the east bay. Maybe when I go home! Looks like a really cute town.

August 14, 2009 at 9:17 PM

I love all your favorites...that fabric really is a steal, makes me want to reach in there and grab it.

It's good to hear you're enjoying your summer..your little guy is sooo cute!!

August 14, 2009 at 10:38 PM

So good to hear from you! I was just thinking about you today. Have been all week. Glad you had a day full of BESTs. And your interior design mania is...well, it should be inspiring, but I'm mostly just looking on in amazement!

August 15, 2009 at 1:30 AM

Sounds like a lot of fun. My favorite thing to do is pack the kids in the car and drive to someplace new.

August 15, 2009 at 5:43 AM

Such a lovely day. And such lovely fabric. Honestly, with all of your pictures and projects, I imagine your house to be something straight out of Miss D.

August 15, 2009 at 6:06 AM

Hurray for going exploring and finding treasures!

August 15, 2009 at 8:55 AM

It's good to see you again:) Please send me some of that chocolate cake.

August 15, 2009 at 9:56 AM

I feel the same about summer - can it really almost be over??

Glad you had such a wonderful day.

August 15, 2009 at 12:12 PM

Beautiful post. I feel like I just went there except for the chocolate plate with crumbs part. I'm going to get up and find a piece right now...

August 15, 2009 at 1:42 PM

So much loveliness!

My parents head down to that area a couple times a year and I'll have to tell them about that eatery. =)

August 15, 2009 at 1:58 PM

I would like to lick the remnants of the chocolate cake, please.

Looks like a beautiful place.

August 15, 2009 at 3:39 PM

I love visiting little hideaways like that. How fun! You have inspired me to go check out... Genola (little orchard town a half hour away from me).

No one goes there on purpose.

August 15, 2009 at 8:35 PM

Looks like a fun day and a great way to spend the last few days of summer vacation!! Congrats on the material find. It is beautiful!!

August 15, 2009 at 8:44 PM

Did you say summer vaction is almost over? NOOOOO!

Sounds like you had a great time. The chocolate cake looks delish. =)

August 16, 2009 at 7:34 AM

Fun, I love new things. Your fabric is beautiful!!

August 17, 2009 at 7:24 AM

WOW!... Its a beautiful post, I feel like I just went there except for the chocolate plate with crumbs part..

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August 19, 2009 at 11:27 PM

That looks like a great day!

August 30, 2009 at 7:46 PM

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