In seventh grade I took Drama as an elective and I met my friend Olivia. We were both pretty shy and we were required to perform a skit in front of our middle school’s Talent Show. We chose a silly one that made us food taste testers and by the end of the skit we realized we were actually taste testing dog food. Again we were required to do this skit, thinking about it now makes me cringe with embarrassment… DOG FOOD!!! No wonder I was a shy little mouse in high school. Olivia was really the only friend I had at that time and I clung to her at every break and recess. (Sorry about that Liv) Olivia had a great friend named Sandi. And Sandi was one of those honest-to-goodness friends that I just had to have. So even though I only had one class with Sandi my whole high school career. She is one of my greatest friends now that I love and admire.
So when she asks me to commute 2 hours to visit her and our friend Olivia… I jump on it.
We met in the middle in Navato. Olivia recommended an incredible restaurant called the Hilltop 1892. And it was delicious…. but our main reason behind the girls luncheon was for Olivia to meet my little Solin:
Solin was our main point of entertainment at the restaurant. At lunch time the restaurant seemed a little empty so we allowed Solin to crawl around and explore. After about ten minutes on the floor her knees were black :(
Not only does the Hilltop have a wonderful view but their House Burger was pretty darn good
After lunch we walked to downtown Navato and had fun walking around the quaint little shops.
I wish I had a green thump so I can grow some beautiful succulents like these:
And when you find a Powells Sweet Shoppe... you must buy as much candy as you can!
Solin tried to be independent these days... but here she just looks like a kid in a candy shop!
And if your not a fan of candy (who isn't) then you can always enjoy some of their gelato:
I really tried to keep her away from sweets. But in this photo you can see that she was able to grab that wafer stick and I look oblivious:
Auntie Sandi is such a wonderful friend. I am so happy to have her in my life!
If you get a chance to travel to Northern California. Navato is a cute place to visit!