Almond Festival is a tradition where I live. It’s the invitation to Spring and a reminder that the seasons are changing. It takes place from Esparto to Rumsey, the last Sunday in February, which is an amazing stretch of almond orchards and blossoms.
My hubby has a motorcycle, so the drive was even more fun. I feel like I can see more and smell the fresh blossom air.
We hit the road and made our way from Woodland to Esparto which is a 20-minute ride.A rare selfie.We made it to Esparto where we were greeted with an abundance of fried food. So much for the Paleo diet I was attempting.Apparently, a lot of other people also like riding motorcycles up the Valley.Annually, a local tribe performs a traditional dance.Come July and August the hills won’t be so green, but I will take it for now.Finally, we make it to our final destination. It’s a combination of delicious food, vendors, and talented artisans.Fresh pizza.Almond infused homemade ice cream.It’s a rare occasion that my step-daughter Tori join us, but our good friend Pete was happy to give her a ride.My sweet hubby, Tom, and his sister Cindy.Today was a reminder that I need more fun days. It is a rare occasion that I have a day off and get to truly relax. Life is short, enjoy the ride.