So I have always wanted to go to the Artichoke Festival that they have in Castroville. But I always forget and then have to wait another year and then forget again. It's a Viscous cycle. Well this year, the mechanic at Akoni's work got us tickets because his car was in the car show there. Thank goodness because later we found
that tickets were $10! So after we were tired from digging out our backyard, (see the next post), we headed out to the Festival.
Well it was not all that I thought it would be. It was basically a huge sidewalk market, some WAY overpriced food, and live music. The music was actually kind of cool, but that was about it. We did find it interesting that at the front there was a sign that said: "No gang colors", and that Gang Task Force officers were everywhere was a little daunting. But we made it thru safely with only spending $5 on ice cream, and went home with a nice Free Home Depot project! Now I know it was an Artichoke Festival and I would have loved to have tried the Fried Artichokes, but they were $8! So we passed on that.
Now that we have gone I can check that off the list of things to do.