31 December 06
J Street Venture
The Yolo Bypass is an imposing barrier. It’s about 15 miles from our house to Sacramento, but taking the trek over the causeway is not something we do very often, and we don’t know our way around that city very well. But we do have a beat — we head over to Midtown and J Street.
Yesterday it turned wasn’t a very good day to head over there — two of the stores we wanted to go to were closed on account of the holidays. That would Art Ellis, a small family-run art store, and Metro Electronics, something of a rarity, an actual electronics parts store. All was not lost, as there is another art store a couple blocks up, and Pica was able to get her printmaking paper.
After that, we tried the Thai restaurant across the street from Art Ellis, Thai Basil — it was very good. So we have the basis of a good Saturday outing, followed by lunch, and maybe a trip to the Crocker Art Museum near the river. Sundays don’t work though — neither Metro Electronics or Art Ellis are open.