|SACRAMENTO RIVER AT WALUT GROVE|
WITH GRACE ON THE TOWN DOCK
|BRIAN'S BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTERS|
HARTLEY AND MAXINE
We're still here. And we're gonna stay another day.
Walnut Grove is our favorite stop of the whole trip. The town is charming. It is holding on to it's Chinese heritage, has interesting shops and a great ice cream parlor, but what it has in spades is its people.
We have met the nicest folks here: Brad and Stacey who took us to Guisti's, Mark from Guisti's who brought us home, Brian and his daughters who filled our boat with their joy, Rick and Brenda at "Al the Wop's" who want to get together with us in Loreto, Don Gomez who invited us to his place in Nicaragua, and many boaters who have been sharing their local knowledge with us, including the couple, Dan and Chris, who saw us in Port Angeles and Neah Bay as they brought their boat down from a summer in Canada. Somehow they ended up here in Walnut Grove at the same time as Judy and me.
If that's not enough, our favorite town has our favorite restaurant, Guisti's. This multi-generational place located atop one of the delta's dikes has been serving food to Walnut Grove for a hundred years or so. It's one of those rare places that serves both quantity and quality. Their lasagna is the first I've had that matches my sister Mary Ellen's, and the homemade minestrone soup is superb.
I could not clean my plate. This never ever happens. Google them.