So, after we left San Francisco, we had a two hour drive down the 101 to get to the fiance’s Mommy.
I’d never had In-N-Out, so the fiance said it was important I try it.
The place was PACKED
So many people
Then, when we got our food, I promptly spilled it. All over the floor. Gold stars for me.
Here was take 2 of our lunch
(The fiance’s burger had miraculously survived the crash, so it was already en route to his tummy)
I know there’s a lot of hype with In-N-Out, but I hadn’t known anyone who was too terribly obsessed, which was good. I hate going to places that are so built up and then going “oh. it’s a burger. ok…..”
Seriously, you find me fast food that can live up to the hype around it. I dare you.
We stopped in Santa Rosa on what was possibly the most important mission EVER.
In Washington and Oregon (aka the only states I’ve lived in) you can only buy liquor at state run stores. And, seeing as how the state doesn’t run Costco, we’d never actually seen Kirkland Signature vodka in the flesh.
We bought it. It’s probably the second best thing I’ve ever found at Costco. Number 1 being fries with gravy sold at the food court in Canada. (Fries with gravy = mouthgasm.)
We got up to Ukiah and found Pumpkinfest. Which had basically the entire population of Ukiah at it. (Seriously. Ukiah isn’t a big town).
There was pumpkin smashing
And most importantly, a killer beer and wine garden. For 25 bucks it was all the beer and wine you could drink. And it was some good wine.
I was too busy drinking to get good pictures. Whoops. Here’s the only one I took
I know, I’ve got skill. Or not. But it was great! I guess some of the brewerys were selling drugs too. Which seems to be the norm there? (Wikipedia lists marijuana as a major crop in the area?!)
The fiance’s mom knows pretty much everyone in Ukiah I think, so we spent lots of time meeting lots and lots of people…. And got three bottles of wine from one of the vineyards as an engagement gift!
I like making new friends. Especially ones who can get me drunk.
We had a super super yummy dinner that nigh at a place called North State, in downtown Ukiah. I had pasta with sun dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, and chicken
(cell phone pic! what what!)
Then we ran to Safeway, and the novelty of booze in a grocery store still hadn’t worn off
YOU CAN SAVE WITH YOUR CLUB CARD ON VODKA! Seriously, where was this in college?
And then we watched Away We Go. Which, btw, starts out graphic enough to where you feel REALLY awkward watching it with your future mother in law. Awesome.
Final installment tomorrow!