Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Arroyo Grande

Today was one of those days that didn't go as we planned, but turned out great. With clear blue skies and warming temperatures, we definitely had a lot going for us.  We had planned to drive north to Paso Robles to pickup a semi-annual delivery from one of our favorite wineries. But, when we called the winery this morning we were informed it's already en route to our house. 

We opted for closer sightseeing in the very quaint little town of Arroyo Grande, which is just a couple of miles inland.  One of our travel resources reported that "AG" hosts a farmers market every Wednesday afternoon. Turns out, it's actually Saturday afternoon. We're sorry we'll miss it. 

With a craving for familiar farmers market fare, we headed off to a deli that, according to reviews, features tasty sausages and brats. Upon our arrival, we discovered the place just recently reopened as a "Rooster and Roast".  Since it was apparent that none of our plans were coming together as planned, we surrendered to fate and enjoyed a very tasty chicken burrito, chips and salsa in the sunshine.  After lunch, we took in the sights. Arroyo Grande takes great pride in its village of some 20 historical buildings from the late 1800s and very early 1900s. The church above was built in 1887 for the Methodist Episcopal Church.

Arroyo Grande means "big stream" in Spanish, and the town lives up to its name. This "swinging bridge" was originally constructed in 1875 and is the only one of its kind in California. It doesn't exactly "swing". It bounces!

The rock solid Bridge Street Bridge was erected in 1906. Today, it's the home to our 502nd cache find.  We're well on our way to 1000!

1 comment:

John B. said...

Hey Kids, cousin John here.
I see you went all out on the RVing! Good for you. I haven't been able to get Melissa interested in the idea....yet.
If you still have my email address, please send me an email. I lost yours in a hard drive crash and I have something to discuss with you.