Sunday, September 13, 2009

Berkeley Solano Street Stroll

Drizzly day - but I like the low temperatures versus the 90+ degree heat we've been having. The day turned out wonderful - with only a few drops at the end of the day.

We started off early in the morning, grabbing some coffee and bagels at Panera Bakery - then off to Berkeley. Well really off to get some more to eat and do a little shopping.
First stop was Article Pract for some yarn shopping and of course just a few steps away - Bake Sale Betty for some great baked goods and their famous chicken sandwich. It is very delicious with the slightly spicy cole slaw. Their ironing board tables are so much fun to eat at.
We then hopped on the Bart on our way to North Berkeley and the Solano Street Stroll. It was a classic Berkeley mix with a marching band playing B52's Love Shack to some Beach Boy wanna be's , every type of food from BBQ Oysters on the half shell to funnel cakes. It was a long, long street stroll - over a mile and a half of things to see and hear and taste. Naturally I was able to locate a local yarn shop where I found a new knitting book that I've been struggling to find. T says - the yarn minx has honed her yarn hunting skills to that of a fine tuned machine. LOL.
At the end of the day we had one more stop to make - 4th Street Berkeley. We had dinner at a little Mexican Restaurant and a stroll around 4th Street. I found this comfy chair at CB2 which passed my knitting trial - comfy - arm room - fun fabric - would look cute in my house, Check, Check, Check and CHECK! Only down side - delivery fee from Berkeley to Roseville ... : (

1 comment:

  1. The Berkley trip sounds like it was wonderful! I felt like I was there with you. You look so darn cute sitting in "your" chair. I can't believe you didn't figure out a way to lash it to the top of your car and bring it home...ha! It did sound perfect. Have a wonderful week.