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Blackberry Adventure 2013

Story Behind Foto: Earlier this summer my boyfriend, Ryan, and I went on a little blackberry pickin’ adventure. I call it adventure because it involved nature, a creek, flowing water, bugs, and getting wet. See, to me, this is an adventure, to him it was something to do. As I mentioned before he has an interesting job, I think it is interesting.

Moving on, he decided we should go blackberry pickin’ in a “secret” spot off some bike trail in the Sacramento area. I agreed to this adventure and so off we went to find blackberries. He made us DIY buckets (an empty gallon of water with a handle) and a berry pickin’ stick with a hook at the end of it this way we could reach out further and get the better larger berries. We trekked down a shallow creek pickin’ berries and ended with a few pounds of the fruit. We had anticipated making some great dessert or smoothie with the fruit of our labor, but in the meantime, they’re waiting in the freezer.

Overall, we had a lot fun doing something out of the ordinary and I was able to take a few cool foto’s. Here’s one of my favorite.

Happy Friday,

CAT

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In true Cristy fashion my post is running a bit late, but like they say, “better late than never.” 🙂

I would like to take the time to celebrate Cat’s birthday on our blog. You see, this Cat is pretty cool so I thought what better way to celebrate her than to share a list of 5 Reasons Why Cat is quite Amazing!

  1. She makes some mean sangria. Cat has always been the hostess with the mostess. I’m lucky to say that I have attended a few of her gatherings where she has served homemade, thirst quenching sangria. Drool.
  2. She is an excellent gym buddy. It’s safe to say that when we lived in the same city, 80% of our friendship was spent at the gym having life planning conversations…oh and working out.
  3. She has a pretty immense nail polish collection. Need I say more? Her collection is so awesome, her boyfriend bought her a nail salon rack to display her collection.
  4. She has a kind soul. This girl has a heart of gold. She is philanthropic by nature and is always putting others needs before hers. I admire her so much for that.
  5. She is an amazing friend. At the risk of sounding mushy, Cat is an exceptional friend. Through the good, the bad and the wild, she is always there. Whether it be to give advice, listen, dream a little or go on an adventure, she can always be counted on.

– Cristy

Last weekend Cristy and I “reunited” at our annual Gilroy Garlic Festival meet-up, this was our second year attending the event.

Here I am sharing our foodie adventure and our quest for Deep Fried Garlic Cloves.

It all started with ice-cold Sangria:

In case you are wondering, no it had no garlic.

Next we decided to get food… I got Garlic Fries and they were delicious!

Cristy got Deep Fried Artichokes, because we did not find Deep Fried Garlic Cloves which we tried last year and we loved! Artichokes were good, but we would prefer fried garlic cloves.

Another friend got delicious noodles. I would have never thought of buying noodles at a garlic festival, but thank goodness she did because they were AMAZING!

We also had garlic marinated shrimp, thanks to another friend who attended the festival.

After we ate all this food, which we shared with each, our next mission was to find blended Mimosa’s. Last year we tried these mimosa’s and they were deliciously refreshing in the mid 80’s weather.

If you happen to attend the festival in 2013 you can find Mimosa’s at the Wine Pavilion.

As I mentioned before, we were on a mission to find Deep Fried Garlic Cloves, but all we found were garlic braids.

Then we found the best place in the ENTIRE festival… We called it the “Club Rain,” nope not like in Las Vegas this is Gilroy, CA.

Here you have the Rain

This place was amazing! Why? The rain room is a misting room which definitely made the heat more tolerable. We seriously staying at “club rain” for about 45 minutes.

Anyway, this fun event eventually came to an end, we all went home. Here’s what I captured on my drive back to my Casa (home).

Isn’t this an amazing sunset, I think so.

Hope you enjoyed our foodie adventure, we sure did! If you decide to attend the festival in 2013 let us know… We may see you there.

~CAT~

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