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two days in the valley

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In a couple of weeks, Ben and I are driving down to my parents house for Thanksgiving weekend. This is pretty cool since Ben has never been further south than Fresno. Bakersfield is completely alien to him and as far as I know he doesn’t really have preconceived notions of what it will be like.

So the question becomes what do I show him in the limited amount of time we have down on Earth?

Obviously we’re going to go to the VIP for a spell. (Did I just say “spell?” I am turning into my grandma.) And maybe here:


Because who hates Mexicali?

And I might be a douchebag if I don’t at least show Ben The Mint.


Don’t believe the hype, yeah this place is a total hole, but I’ve had a lot of fun there.

I am beyond excited though, because I get to show him Noriega’s which you may remember is where I celebrated my 30th birthday. I pulled up the menu the other day to show him what was being served and explained how you eat there and I think he went into a food coma just listening to me talk. Ha ha.

In a word, it’s going to be glorious. Time/Money permitting we may jet over to SLO for the day on Friday since Mom’s birthday party is Saturday but this is also only of course if I can get Dad to pet sit Lily for the day, since Lily is coming with us.

Yes, I’m the lunatic who travels with her cat. So?

Anyway what else in the big bad Bakersfield do I show this guy? No clue when I’ll ever drag him out of Nor Cal again so any suggestions? I’ll take em.

See you guys in a couple of weeks.

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2 thoughts on “two days in the valley

  1. Country fan or not.. the Crystal Palace is kind of neat. You should go for Sunday brunch or something. πŸ™‚ I would probably just take a walking tour of downtown because that's where all of my old memories are as I'm sure yours are. πŸ˜‰

  2. I'm definitely going walking around downtown. I want him to see it. πŸ™‚

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