|A close-up. That little tooth!|
|I met Summer in Dixon (about halfway between Lincoln|
and Oakland) at a great little tea place.
|Even the bathroom is adorable.|
|They sell hats. SO tempted.|
|We walked around a tiny bit after, and there are always|
sign pics to be found.
|On the sidewalk. Gem spelled backwards is MEG!!|
|Where magic happens...|
|Mom's camellia bush is popping!|
|Sometimes you just need to squee, but you don't want|
to scare your piano students.
|Random pic on Tuesday.|
|I bought myself more daffodils, and also gave some to|
Lynn, my colleague, as she was frustrated over some stuff
going on. Later, I got a huge hug and a heartfelt "Thank you!!"
|Will it rain?! Spoiler: It didn't.|
|Mom has been working on this heart project and it|
looks amazing. She's so clever with a needle!
|Stopped in Modesto on my way to Fresno to use the loo.|
Took this from my car at a red light.
|Also ate some Nut-Thins in the car and shared with my|
|Also in Chowchilla.|
|Coming in to Fresno, I actually got off the freeway, doubled|
back on a frontage road, just to get this sign. Some signs
are worth it.
|Home Sweet Hotel|
|Clean, comfortable, and I was barely in it all weekend.|
|Serious, serious issues, and Central California is feeling the|
pain more than the rest of us. They feed the world.
|Representing GBHS Choir in my fancy-schmancy polo!|
|I took these in some little town before I got to Fresno,|
but Instagrammed them later.
|Near the convention center, where a ton of music educators|
would soon gather.
|Fabulous old Armenian church.|
|Downtown Fresno is a happenin' place. (That would be|
|We (that would be Lynn and a bunch of people she worked|
with once upon a time) had dinner at a steak place.
|Delicious, but not as good as Mom's.|
|I had an eggcicle for breakfast at Starbuck's.|
|All official and whatnot. #proud|
|I took two.|
|What time is it? Too many sharps.|
|LOVE this and almost bought one for my room but there|
was never anyone on hand to help out.
|Email and tea break at Starbuck's. I had way too much time|
at Starbuck's this weekend, but when you don't eat fast
food, your options can be limited.
|This was the BEST clinic I went to. Very, very informative,|
reassured me I'm on the right track, gave me great ideas,
and this Jeb dude was easy on the eyes. And 36.
|Walking to dinner.|
|We ate here--Basque food, served Basque-style, which means|
A LOT of food and very, very yummy.
I kinda went a little crazy on Saturday.
|Humans (and pups) of Fresno.|
|Saw a sign for a historic point of interest, followed it.|
It's an old water tower.
|Veteran's Memorial Hall|
|Fresno, it turns out, has a ton of old theaters. I adore|
old theaters. They're all being used for other things now,
but their exteriors are glorious.
|Downtown Fresno reminds me so much of downtown|
Stockton...a city that must once have been really,
really nice, but is now dying. They're sad places, but I
sort of have a soft spot for them.
|Another old theater.|
|Look at that ceiling!!|
|From across the street.|
|Sadly, many of downtown Fresno's fountains are dry.|
|Detail. It was hard to get great pics, even utilizing Instagram's|
many filters, because of the early morning sun.
|Best mural? Possibly.|
|Another fabulous mural. This was a pull over, stop, get the|
|Another old theater.|
|Back at the convention center. I can't believe this rapey,|
misogynistic song has a BAND SCORE. FOR KIDS.
|I bought a djembe for my choir (we're doing an African|
song) and all is well in my world. It's green. School color!
|More wandering. So few people out and about early on a|
|A sculpture in honor of the Armenian community in Fresno|
and absolutely marvelous.
|Some of the great details.|
|I love street art.|
|This sign was fabulous. Sad I couldn't get a better one,|
but I was in a hurry to get moving towards home.
|On my way home, I stopped at the Stockton gym to work|
out. G. the Meanie wasn't in, but it was fun to get a
workout in where it all started for me.
|They have this new apparatus and it is awesome.|
So, over 70 pics this week. Many adventures, all Wild and Absolutely True. ; )