I’ve been pretty anti-social (minus the press trips) in 2016. Even the lack of Pomeranian Fridays! I miss doing those. I’ve been saying no to hanging out with friends, and going to beauty events in San Francisco. I haven’t particularly felt too down the last month or so (about my father’s passing back in January). But I just simply felt content at home. Maybe that’s where I needed to be.
Jessica invited me to go to Davenport with her yesterday to go berry picking with her and her sons. Finally for once, I said yes. And wouldn’t ya know it I had tons of fun. I even stated that I needed to get back into taking Alfie on adventures again and post them every Friday like I used to. I don’t want to get into a comfortable routine or staying at home and not socializing. I like the adventure part of living here in California, especially at this time where I have completely free days due to the lack of work.
Little did I know where Jessica was driving us to go pick some strawberries. It was a little under an hour drive south of San Jose, kinda the same route I’d take if I were going to Santa Cruz. I had never really heard of the town of Davenport, but also not really surprisingly because the town’s population when we passed it along the road sign was 408! Teensy. Love going to little places like this.
We stopped at Swanton Berry Farm, which has an organic u-pick field where it’s an honour system where you pay by the pound, and pay for it yourself (no cashier). Jessica was also telling me that they do apple picking here in the fall! I cannot wait to go back and grab me some Honey Crisp apples. They’re the best.
One of the workers there when we arrived mentioned that the strawberries were a bit of a slim’pickin’s, and I have to admit. It kinda was! I suppose it’s all due to the fact that we arrived to pick them late in the season, but I still had loads of fun with her and her boys!
Then we drove back up to Santa Cruz area and had a feed at one of the best burger joints I’ve ever been introduced to, appropriately called Burger.
And that was our day!
Swanton Berry Farm
25 Swanton Rd.
Davenport, CA 95017