I'm feeling mighty groovy right now. Just like the song sang by Simon & Garfunkel, once upon a time. The Husband and I had a lot of fun this weekend. Ever since Eliza, our dependable 25-year old of a metal steed, had work done on her, she has been taking us places. So much so that I know the moon is in afternoon sky right now, something I haven't noticed in a very long while.
On Saturday morning, we joined a group of like-minded people downtown to express our concerns about the actions of our federal government. There was about two dozen of us, I think. Pretty good for our town.
The current President's policy to separate children from their parents at the border was an incomprehensible and immoral act. To fix his action, he signed an Executive Order to stop his administration from following his policy for any family who is detained at the border. But, what about all the children who are already separated? Legally, children in immigration detention centers can only be detained for 20 days. I've read that the records on the separated children are nonexistent or incomplete.
For the last 85 years, our county held a rodeo to celebrate the local area's cowboy traditions and heritage. Good friends Missus & Mister H invited us to sit in their family box on Saturday afternoon. For the third time ever, I watched cowboys compete for the best time of hanging onto a bucking steer, sitting on a broncing horse, milking a wild cow, roping a steer, racing around a barrel, and a few other events.
It was exciting indeed. Between you and me, I was rooting for the four-legged animals.
After the rodeo, we wandered around the ranch of our good friends, who graciously let me click away with my camera.
Tractor in orchard, click.
Green walnuts, click.
Red-painted boards on an old shed, click.
This morning we embraced the idea of Sunday traffic and headed to Marina, a bit northeast of Monterey, to the farmer's market, so that I could satisfy my yen for Asian vegetables. Not only did we purchase bittermelon fruit and leaves, but also daikon, Japanese eggplants, tabongow, camote leaves, and gai lan (Chinese broccoli), along with other fresh organic veggies. In addition, we scored the last two ham-and-cheese croissants at one of our favorite bakeries before we got onto the highway.
The best part of the day? We found a wonderful used bookstore to haunt whenever we're in the Monterey area—the Friends of the Marina Library Community Bookstore. It is Heaven!
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