Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Lake Solano County Park and Campground/Putah Creek Cafe

On Sunday  morning, we drove to Lake Solano County Park and Campground in Winters, CA.  I wanted to check it out again and it was a nice family drive on a beautiful morning.

When I was here last time - July of 2011- I was just starting out on my new full-time lifestyle, and we visited this county campground.  It seemed cold, dark, messy and kind of scary.  Maybe there was some clean-up that needed to be done and they didn't have the budget to take care of the park property.  Or maybe I just didn't have enough experience yet to know that I could safely live there for a week or two without being nervous.  I don't know, but I had a really negative feeling and didn't want to stay there.

This time - completely different experience!  The park was clean, the RV sites looked really nice (mostly for shorter RVs), it was warm and sunny, Peacocks were roaming everywhere.  Definitely a place I would like to be.  For now I seem to be okay parked in front of Kristy and Matt's house and really don't want to pay for a campsite.  But if I had to leave, that would be the place to go.

Here are some photos I took of the Peacocks.


Aren't they beautiful?  Kristy and Matt and the kids were camped here in July with Matt's family, and they said it was really nice.  The Peacocks just walked all over, even through the campsites.  I'd love that, for sure!

Unfortunately I didn't get any photos of the campground, itself, but here are a couple from their website:

Lots of trees and the lake is beautiful.  (Seems more like a river, though.)

When we left we went to the Putah Creek Cafe, which has been featured on Guy Fieri's "Diner's, Drive-Ins and Dives."

Here's the family, Kristy and Lauren, Matt and Drew:

Strange how different the colors are in these two photos, one clicked toward the light, the other away.

And the star of the lunch - my French Dip.



Can you tell it was delicious?  I actually brought  most of the coleslaw home and ate it for dinner.  Really good!

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  1. Peacocks, birds of royalty. And you can see why they are gorgeous. I was babysitting one time way out in the country for a couple and they had peacocks and around 9 one evening they started to scream....scared me to death.
    I had never heard one before. Your sandwich looks delicious, and family is sure lovely.

  2. Great pics of the peacocks and I love the lake that looks like a really does...quite peaceful. Your lunch looked yummy and your family looks happy, healthy, and full of love!

    Have a wonderful time!

  3. You have a beautiful family. Thanks for posting the photos so we can get to know them. Also, loved the photos of the peacocks.

  4. That was a great post! I think I would like the campground. I enjoyed your insight on experience.

  5. I've heard good things about that cafe. Love the peacocks!

  6. OMG, Those pics of the peacocks are gorgeous !

  7. Beware of those peacocks, they look beautiful indeed but they can make a h... Of a noise.

  8. Never saw a peacock I didn't want to hug!

    They are so magnificent!

  9. The peacocks were definitely the stars of the show at Lake Solano County Park. I also saw lots of ducks and geese when I hiked the trails at Lake Solano.


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