We're at the 52nd annual Artichoke Festival in Castroville. The Artichoke capitol of the world, so they say. Castroville is about 35 minutes from Santa Cruz. It's only 5 minutes from Moss Landing, a fantastic place to pick up fresh produce right out of the fields. We always stop for fresh strawberries and herbs.
And, it's time for the parade to begin. Castroville had a small town Nebraska feel to it. So did the parade. The kids loved it. Especially when candy was thrown from the floats. It brings back fun memories from my childhood.
So after the parade we headed straight for a birthday party for a girl in Ethan's class at school. Unfortunately he fell asleep in the car on our way and missed half of the party. Joel and I felt like snoozing too. It was cute when Ethan woke up. He looked around in wonderment and then jumped up and ran to go play.
Evie had a blast. It has been a lot of fun to have both kids at all the parties. The grades share recess so both of them know each other's class really well.
This is the gym that we will most likely start the kids gymnastics classes in the fall. It was a nice chance to see it before we sign them up.