We left for Chico around 9:30 am. It was drizzling here but by the time we were heading up Hwy 99, the skies were clearing. A nice drive up.
We made good time and arrived just when I thought we would in time for lunch.
We had soup and a sandwich at the Tin Roof bakery and it was, as always, yummy. I bought a loaf of their delicious sourdough to bring home. Then we cruised the upscale Salvation Army and then walked into downtown Chico. I was hoping to buy some closed in Birkenstocks but they didn’t have the soft sole in the style I wanted. We checked out the bookstore too.
One fun thing we did was walk around CSU chico, which was empty since it’s Winter break. Then we went into the Chico museum and had a lovely walk around.
We checked into our room around 2 pm and relaxed. Around 4 we went down to the bar and had chardonnay wine and had a nice time just chatting about stuff.
We headed to the Red Tavern for our dinner reservations around 5:30. It’s a cozy place and fancy but not super fancy. Just right.
I had the Prix fix dinner of chicken scallopini, salad, and desert. Unfortunately, there wasn’t a good vegetarian option except for quinoa something so B had a lovely mushroom soup and a house salad with bread. All in all really terrific.
The next morning we had a nice buffet breakfast at the hotel although I thought it was free. We had a voucher so we ended up paying an additional $12. I guess that’s pretty cheap for two breakfasts. Then we headed over to the Trader Joes since I thought it would be clever to do my weekly shopping there. I didn’t get everything I needed like some meat but other than that it was good.
Neither one of us wanted anything to eat so we headed out and took the more country way back home. Tons of migrating birds in the rice fields. This is where Lundberg Farms has many of their rice fields. If you know the brand, then that’s where some of the rice comes from.