Recap | Coffee | Day 0 (Packing)
Norm had gone to SFO to pick up the rental the night before (he will post about that later), so we were all set to go bright and early, except….we got a late start. There was a flat tire involved. Not ours. But eventually, we were on our way.
Right after we passed Walnut Creek, Emily did her thing, ‘pee pee, pee pee!’ When we go somewhere new she does this sometimes to just check out the bathroom, so we weren’t sure if that’s what it was. Just to be safe, we stopped at an Infiniti dealership (we rented an Infiniti and we had a question about the DVD player, so I didn’t feel as bad about asking to use their bathroom, and I will also post a quickie review on that place too). She really did have to go.
Jelly Belly Factory
We just missed a tour when we got there, so it was a wait for the next one. It was already close to lunchtime (followed by naps), so we didn’t stay for that because the tour is about 40 minutes long. We looked around and tried samples, of course. Orange creme fudge. Folks, try it when you’re there. If anyone has a recipe for this, I will love you forever, wait, no, I’ll love you forever if you make it for me.
Five Guys Burgers and Fries
We stopped at Five Guys Burgers on the way to the hotel. We wanted to eat in the car, but most of the food was too hot, or too messy to eat in the car. We did eat the fries, and Emily and I got hot dogs that weren’t too messy, so we ate them. (You might want to keep a hot dog count for our trip.)
We finally arrived at the hotel!
After getting the ice, it was naptime. They did great for their first nap in a hotel.
Our afternoon trip was to Old Sacramento. We didn’t make it in time for the train ride or the schoolhouse (parking in Old Sac is no good either, think Cowboy Chinatown minus the actual cowboys but plus cobblestone streets, and if you’re thinking of SF Chinatown, minus the hills), but the girls really liked swinging on the swing. This was actually Melody’s first time really swinging. Yes, we drove all that way to play on the swing. =p It was a flat seat too so that was different from the playground’s swings. It was neat to go aboard the Delta King Hotel on the Sacramento River. It is a ship hotel/restaurant.
Joe’s Crab Shack
We walked around a little more, and found our way to Joe’s Crab Shack. This place is really fun, except if you have major seafood/shellfish allergies, then this probably is not so fun. Stroller storage, dancing servers, you get to “paint” your Rice Krispy Treat crab. Read Norm’s FULL REVIEW HERE.
By the time we finished, it was time to head back to the hotel and get ready for bed. The girls were so tired, they didn’t have time to fight the sleep. Me on the other hand, was worried the whole night that they’d roll off their beds, and plus there was that annoying train that kept passing by every hour or more…hotel review to come too….
Click HERE for Day 1 album or view slideshow below (if the slideshow brings you to the album, just close that and come back here to watch it run):