Explore California: Los Gatos (POM FRIDAY!)

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It’s been a while since I explored the nearby towns with Alfie, or even did an Explore California blog post. So one day a few weeks ago, when I was having enough alone time at home and needed to get the heck out of the house, I leashed up Alfie and drove to the tiny town of Los Gatos.

Los Gatos isn’t a stranger to me, I often go a couple of times per week to Blvd Coffee to grab an ice cold espresso drink (ask for the CPR, it’s not on the menu!). But I had never ventured to downtown. Holy smokes I was missing out.

Lucy-Activewear-LosGatosThere’s a part of downtown Los Gatos called “Old Town”, and this building above, is part of it. It’s now filled with little shops, and restaurants, with some barre classes and boutique stores below. It used to be an old school house, until it burned down in the 1800’s. It was rebuilt, then housed 80-something kids, and after that they revamped it to become this get-together place. I love the old buildings here! It was also my first time in the Lucy Activewear store. It’s like a less expensive copy-cat version of Lululemon. I’m going back, when I’m feeling spendy!

Los-Gatos-TheaterSo many little treasures, and an old city vibe to Los Gatos. This theatre is still up and running, and showing the recent films. I wonder if they ever show matinees, I would totally pop by and go see a movie by myself!

Alfie-smizingTaking a break. Alfie gets really nervous in new places, so I often have to sit down and let him be close to me to make him chill the eff out. This photo above was hard to capture, because when I knelt down next to him, he thought I was going to leave and he immediately started crying and launched off the seating area to “go with me”. Sigh lol. Like dude, when did I ever leave you alone in a (scary-to-you) new place? Alfie did get quite a lot of attention in stores, as Los Gatos is really dog friendly (they have dog water bowls outside almost every store there).

Los-Gatos-churchCool lookin’ church.

Alfie-in-armsOn parts of our two hour excursion looking around Los Gatos, he requested demanded to be up in my arms for most of it. Probably because he feels like he’s Captain in Command when he’s up in my arms. Front row and center of attention, ready to charge or bark at someone if they looked at him. Just give him belly rubs, and don’t talk to him, or don’t look at him. Seriously, he feels so Boss. Lol.

California-CafeI’m going to eat here one day. If it doesn’t break the bank.

Old-Town-Losgatos

Old-TownI went into that store, Francesca’s. It’s a bit of a kitchy-inexpensive store. But I ended up buying a really mini faux-gold Cubic Zirconia necklace for myself with my “N” initial.

breaktimeBreak time for a selfie. No really. My feet were actually kind of sore (and warm!) from walking around that little town, taking photos, and calming Alfie down. Love the spring colours on the trees.

Alfie-sidewalk

Yard

La-CanadaCanada representin’ Los Gatos! ;) Even though it’s not pronounced Canada (unfortunately). More like Kanata (in Ottawa, Ontario Canada) if you know how to say that.

Opera-House

Los-Gatos-Uni-Ave

Streets-of-Los-Gatos

Hope you enjoyed the POM Friday post. Hoping to bring them back each week again :)

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