Menlo Park, CA

 Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park, California
We met a Michigan summer friend at the most beautiful place  -  Allied Arts Guild.  The gardens were gorgeous, the cafe was charming, the food was delicious, and it was such fun to catch up with a Michigan friend in California.  Wisteria, roses, and everything else are blooming here.

Lunch was fantastic.  I had salade niciose with baked salmon and tiramisu  -  both a first for me.  Where have I been, huh?

That evening we went to the elementary school science fair where our granddaughter took first place for the fifth grade.  What a treat for us to be there for the award ceremony.

All in all, a great day. 

If you are in the area of Menlo Park (very near Palo Alto), it is a perfect place to take your watercolor journal.  Is this too far for my Michigan classes to take a road trip? No, I don't think so.


Sand Hill Art said...

Enjoy every moment of your visit. The weather here is diabolical.

Unknown said...

Allied Arts is one of my favorite places, I'm glad you discovered it!

Anonymous said...

I love reading about your experiences...especially the one about the dog and the homeless man. Life has been very non eventful up north, and that's not necessarily a bad thing. Still hopeing for spring though.
Thanks for visiting my blog. As you can see...I still am a 'work in progress'.

Catherine said...

Sally - diabolical - a perfect description of Michigan weather.

Oma - It is a wonderful place. It is so beautifully cared for. I love the way it is just tucked away in that charming neighborhood. Do you go there often to paint?

Mary Lou - You're right - the quiet up north is not all that bad. I love your orchid painting - I think you did a very nice job with the white flowers.