We had done about all we could do in the parking lot of the Army surplus store. Without getting arrested anyways. Bernie suggested we take the back roads home. Amanda is thinking, ok, why didn't anyone tell me that there were back roads before we went on Highway 1? Well the truth is that the back roads are worse than the highway. They go through all the Ag fields, and they are bumpy with lost of road damage caused by all the trucks. Not to mention that some of the roads are pretty narrow and dirty. But on a Saturday there isn't too much traffic, so it shouldn't be a problem, and it wasn't. It was actually a very enjoyable ride...but of course I was on the back and didn't have too much to worry about anyways.
Bernie pulled into Pezzini farms, which is a really great produce stand. It's basically in the middle of all these fields and farms, and if you didn't know about it, you wouldn't know it was there. HMMM, that sounded kinda stupid, but I'm sure you all know what I mean.
Again we just hung out and talked. The best kind of people are the ones you can hang out with and do nothing. Just relax and enjoy each other's company. Somehow the subject of my snake came up, and I started telling everyone about the pet store where I got him, and where I get all his supplies and food. They have this really cool Burmese python that is huge. She is over 18 feet long, and at her thickest point is about the size of my upper thigh. One of the guys told me that they don't have an accurate weight for her, but he guessed she weighs around 190 pounds. Crap! She eats bunnies. Two at a time as a matter of fact. As we were talking about this Dave remembered me telling him about a special family event they were having over there, and he suggested we head over and check it out. Everyone thought it sounded kinda cool so we geared up and headed on over.
We got to Jurassic Pets just as they were starting to put stuff away, but we still got to see some cool stuff. I got to hold a snake named Daisy. I forget what kind of snake she is, but she's beautiful. Again Dave has all the pictures, so you'll have to check out his post about today to see her. She liked me! :) She was very mellow and comfortable with me. I held her for awhile, but then had to give her back because 25 pounds sitting on your neck starts hurting after awhile. Then I showed everyone the big snake (the Burmese, dirty minds!) Oh yeah, and we got more free hot dogs.
After staying there for a little bit we all took off. Chuck and Amanda headed for home, and Dave, Bernie, and I headed for the coffee shop, where most of our rides end. We had some coffee and talked some more before deciding to call it a day.
When we got back to Dave's house we were both pretty tired, so we took a little nap. When we woke up we decided we wanted to get back on the bike and go get dinner. So we took a late night ride for the border. That's right, Taco Bell again. Hey, people it's cheap!
So even though we didn't do anything super amazing today, it was an awesome day. We had no plans, no time frames, no expectations, we just got out and went. I knew today was going to be a good day!