The Adventurers drove to Pleasanton today to have lunch with Stockton friends, Mary and Jay. The destination was about half way between the Peninsula and the Central Valley town.
L cannot remember when she was last in Pleasanton, although D says they had lunch there once before. She knows she used to go there when she was kid when the Alameda County Fair was being held; the many of the Reid family members were partial to playing the ponies.
It was a pretty drive over, the bright green hills against the grey sky. When they arrived downtown, the encountered a couple who were eating where they thought they’d eat (until they found out about an hour wait) and L mentioned that they were “from the Bay Area” to which the woman replied, “This is the Bay Area.”
L remains not quite sure, although she thinks she maintains the Tri-Valley area is just outside the Bay Area.
Of note: famous ice cream and good looking dive restaurant/bar. They resisted the former and were too early for the latter…