Simple Sunday

We ended up in Chico Around 5:30 on Friday. There were quite a few delays on 299 due to massive mud and rock slides. Half a hill came down in one section and we were stopped for 45 minutes. So we got in later than we planned.  WE were going to go to the Sierra Nevada Brewery restaurant but I looked up the menu and we decided not to go there.  So we went into downtown to a Mexican place we knew and the whole downtown was berserk because of Cinco de mayo. The wait would be 2 hours so we quickly left. My introvert self was having a mild panic attack. Then we went to a place near the hotel and it was okay to start and then went downhill quickly. They were packed but we got our order in and then service just dropped off. They just had too many people in there. Plus there were screaming children. But the chile Relleno was decent enough but we finally had to go the counter for our check.  Then we escaped. Back at the hotel things spiraled down as this was supposed to be a spa king room. (We didn’t ask for that), but after the TV was off we could hear this very loud and constant noise like a compressor. By this time it was after 9 so we weren’t going to try and switch rooms. Maybe we should have. The Marriot Hotel of Chico needs some help. Even though B’s job pays for the hotels, this was an expensive room ( think Friday night). So first off the compressor noise that didn’t stop, our window view was a cement wall, the room smelled of mildew( probably the spa)  and then the bed needed practically a ladder to get into it. So neither on of us slept very well, to say the least. I wake up at 5 and think ok, I’ll take a shower and that’ll feel good. I start the water, no hot is coming out…..wait….wait ….get very mad….wait then it starts to come out. WTF. This is supposed to be a top notch hotel.

I left a very nasty note on the comments form and we left, went to Starbucks after we did our walk, and then hit the road home. Too bad, but the rest of the trip and the hotel in Eureka, the Best Western was fabulous.

Everything at home was good. Chickens, dogs, cats, birds, house looked good. I made us some scrambled eggs and then did a few chores and took a long nap.

Today I’m going to the gym, and then pick up a few things at the store. I might use the Lodge tonight but I’ll wait and see.

I wrote a couple of book reviews for Netgalley and I should be getting another book this week. It’s a fun way to read newer stuff.

But there’s no place like home!!

Eureka, Ca

It’s been a fun trip ( work for him, fun for me) to this area. I haven’t been here for many years and I’m guessing not a lot has changed. It is a fairly depressed area and I’m guessing that fishing and logging used to be the economy booster. There’s quite a few homeless and Not sure why as it’s not that warm or desirable but there are a lot of them hanging around.  But we’ve had lots of walking, good food and fun all around.

We found 2 used bookstores but there’s no Goodwill. I didn’t feel like hitting up the other thrift stores.  Eureka natural Foods and North Coast co-op are incredible stores. The one in Arcata has Humbolt State nearby so must do pretty well with that.

After B works this morning we will head to Chico and spend the night since it’s a 4-5 hour drive today.  Then home Saturday.  We may hit up the FArmersmarket on Saturday of not.

I bought a murder mystery book by a local author but after starting realized I had already read it but I’ll reread it and then pass on to the library. It’s a signed copy so that will be nice.

It’s rainy and windy here but once we’re inland it’ll be 79 degrees in Chico. Go figure, it’s California!!