Friday, April 29, 2011

Farmers Market

We have continued to enjoy relaxing, reading,etc with Joe working part of each day. We went and checked out Lake Lopez which is outside of Arroyo Grande, about 1/2 hour from where we are staying. It has 22 miles of shoreline with plenty of activities such as boating, hiking. The campground is nice but area closest to the lake have sites pretty close together and it was pretty crowded considering it was midweek. Perhaps we will come back to kayak but still like our current location better.

Friday night we decided to go to the Farmers Maket/Fish Market. It is right in Avila on Front Street which is right next to the beach. It is only about a mile or two from where we are staying but we took a trolley that stops at the Pier and also the Front St area as well as around the surrounding area. We read on the internet that no dogs were allowed and so left Savannah home. Well when we got there, yes there was such a sign but we saw a number of dogs while we were there. I guess just some kind of law that notice had to be posted but not enforced. Anyway, sometimes we need to get away from the kids, fur type included.

It was not really that much of a market selling produce but had booths selling food, such as crepes, Indian food, fish dishes, strawberry shortcake and other desserts, etc. They also have music, which this week was Reggae. It is a nice area with several restaurants with large outdoor patios overlooking the water. Also lots of sitting areas all over.
We sat in one of the patio ares at the Custom House for a drink and steamers. Also had some large onion rings. We then walked around, and shared some clam chowder and some NYstyle cheesecake with strawberries and chocolate and carmel drizzles. Very filling and good. We listened to some music and bought some strawberries and cabbage and cilantro.

We had to catch the last trolley at 7:30 and so headed on home to our waiting puppy who had to give us lots of kisses.                                            

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