What an amazing spot. We're camped right on a creek, fed from overflow from nearby Lake Berryessa.
We had wanted to do some fishing (the water is full of trout-yum) but the fish are spawning at this time of year, and only fly-fishing is allowed. (Apparently fly-fishing is less disturbing to the fish than traditional fishing). Since we don't know how to fly-fish, nor do we have the proper equipment, we've had to be satisfied with watching the other fishermen that have been wandering up and down the stream the entire time we've been here. They haven't caught much, though.
My parents joined us here late Sunday night, and on Monday we ventured out to explore 'historic' Winters, CA. That took about 5 minutes. Tiny town, nothing to see. We wanted to try some local 'cuisine', but there weren't many options, and everything was closed anyway because of the holiday. So we headed to Vacaville, about 20 minutes away, where there are outlet stores and tons of other shopping. We ended up eating at a place called Fenton's, that my parents knew of. They started out as a creamery 80 years ago or something in Oakland. They raise their own dairy cows, and make their own ice cream. Never more than 3 days passes from the time the cow is milked, until the ice cream is in your bowl. Incredibly fresh. And GOOD. This second branch of Fenton's hasn't been here for long, but they do everything the same way as the original. The scoops are ridiculously huge.
We got one Sunday for the 4 of us to split, and we all still ate way too much. But man, was it good!
After lunch, we went to wander around the amusement area-small rides and such for kids. This is all located on the old Nut Tree location (if that means anything to anybody). I remember coming here as a kid. It was much smaller, but it was fun. Now redone and much larger, a bunch of the kid stuff is the same as it was as far back as the 1950's. We were all
on a sugar rush, and feeling giddy, so we gave those hobby horses a run for their money! We definitely had more fun than any of the kids that were around!
After all this excitement, we headed back to camp. We spent the rest of the time relaxing, playing games, and just enjoying the beauty of the area. Jehovah certainly does provide in his Creation, doesn't he?
We spent the past 3 days at a beautiful campground in Winters, CA-located sort of between Napa and Sacramento, really close to Davis. We had never heard of this place before, but saw it in one of our campground directories and thought we'd give it a shot. We wanted a place to vacation for a few days, but didn't want to go too far. This was only about an hour from San Francisco.