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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

PaGA: Day 38 Vacaville


Ugggghhhhhhh, but it was 5AM when Kenji's / Gerry's plane arrived at SFO.  They rented a Toyota Sequoia and picked Dave and me up to first have breakfast at IHOP.   The drive took a little more than hour to Vacaville (66 miles).

Why Vacaville, you ask?  They have a lot of purple flowers and is just the place for the best Cinco de Mayo Festival in the world, which is this Friday.
Vacaville, and I'm reading their travel brochure, is where you come for a stressless vacation:  view the otters at Lagoon Valley, picnic at any of their 30 beautiful parks, visit Nut Tree Plaza and stay in hotels that average $100/night, as versus San Francisco ($450) and Napa Valley ($320).  Close by is Travis Air Force Base (where we golf at least once every time we come here), the Jelly Belly Factory, Budweiser Bottling Company and Six Flags Marine World.  Sacramento is 33 miles north and the village of Napa is 25 miles west, so wine country is around us.

We stopped by Walmart to purchase some Nitro golf balls and an assortment of drinkables and eatables.  We tried to check into the Hampton Inn and Suites, but there was only one room available, so Kenji went to sleep while the three others went to Starbucks for coffee, then to lunch in town.

Then later in the afternoon we had drinks at the Hampton Inn pool. From the left, Dave from Florida and Gerry, Kenji and I from Hawaii.  Kenji has had his golf safari for two decades or so.


We then went to Umi Sushi for dinner:


I had Ikura Oroshi (salmon eggs over turnips), salmon kama (collar of salmon), hot sake and cold beer:


Kind of a boring day, but a restful beginning.  Tomorrow, golf at Rancho Solano with my brand new golf set.

Tropical Cyclone Donna is not quite at hurricane strength yet, but could attain Category 3 status and strike Vanuatu:


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