Saturday, July 26, 2014

Park Appreciation Day

Today, the San Benito County Historical Park is having a Park Appreciation Day. The free event starts at 11 AM with the Early Day Gas Engine & Tractor Association Show, which ends at 3 PM.  There will be a rededication of the Fire House at 2 PM and a rededication of the Dance Hall at 3 PM. 

People are invited to bring a picnic lunch. Food and drinks are available for purchase.

Friday, July 25, 2014

La Catrina

There's a new restaurant in town. It's called La Catrina. I have yet to go, but I've heard some good reviews by folks who have given thumbs up on the quality of the food and customer service.

"La Catrina is the feeling, the energy, and the authentic taste of the Mexican Grill," states the owners on the restaurant's Facebook page. The restaurant is located at 449 San Benito Street, near the corner of Fifth Street.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

On Display at the Car Show

I get a kick out of the things that folks display inside their automobiles at car shows. Did you happen to see this snake and these figurines at the Hollister Street Festival & Car Show last Saturday?

The Cobra

The Cool Dudes

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Budding Puppeteers

The puppet booth at the Hollister Street Festival and Car Show last Saturday was hopping with cute furry animals.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Soul Sweets

Paress Randolph, of Soul Sweets, at the Gilroy Farmers Market

I first learned about Soul Sweets at last year's San Benito Olive Festival when I followed the delightful baking aroma of something mighty delicious to its booth. I didn't get a chance to eat one of their berry cobblers, but the Husband did and he still ooohs when he talks about it. I'll finally get the opportunity now that Soul Sweets will be at the Hollister Farmers Market, starting tomorrow, Wednesday, July 23.

Soul Sweets is based in Morgan Hill. Check out this article about Dawn and Anthony Randolph, the owners, in the Morgan Hill Times. Besides the Hollister Farmers Market, you can find their baked goods at the Gilroy and Morgan Hills Farmers Markets. To learn more about Soul Sweets, head over to their website at, or their Facebook page.

Monday, July 21, 2014

2014 Gilroy Garlic Festival

I love the smell and taste of garlic. If you were to ask me to make garlic bread with fresh garlic, do not be surprised when I put a whole bulb's worth of garlic on the buttered french bread. Yum!

So, yup, the Husband and I are ready for the Gilroy Garlic Festival this Friday. The annual event will be Friday to Sunday, July 25 to 27, from 10 AM to 7 PM, at Christmas Hill Park in Gilroy. For all the details, click over to the official Gilroy Garlic Festival website.

By the way, Friday, July 25, is Local's Day. Residents of Hollister, San Juan Bautista, Aromas, Gilroy, San Martin, and Morgan Hill get $5 off the price of tickets. At the gate, locals can purchase adult general admission tickets for $15; senior (60+) tickets, $5; and children (6 to 12) tickets, $5. Also on sale that day for local residents is a 3-day pass for $30. Be ready to show a valid ID with your local address when you buy your tickets.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

How's the Weather?

We've been having some interesting weather lately. Strong winds whooshing through. Mugginess in the air. And amazing cloud formations.  I saw this glorious cloud pattern above downtown Hollister yesterday at the street festival. Maybe rain is on its way.



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