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First shopping day…

For today we planned a sort of shopping day. After doing so much yesterday and the still being present jet-lag we woke up today around 08:00.

Our plan for today was visiting the Premium Outlet Mall in Vacaville. After breakfast and printing the coupons for this mall we left the hotel. The weather in Berkeley was not fantastic and we doubted of even wearing shorts. But after checking the weather app on the iPhone we learned that it would be 33 degrees Celcius in Vacaville today. So the choice had been made, shorts!!!

After a drive of 45 minutes we arrived in Vacaville and it was not warm outside, it was hot. First we went to our favorite store, Tommy Hilfiger. There was an end-of-season sale and I found three shorts only costing 9,99$. On top of that we received 20% discount because of a check-in at 4square. Furthermore we bought for Sander shorts en polo’s and polo’s for me.

Then Sander discovered a Jelly Belly store where they sell jelly beans. Jelly beans have all kinds of flavors. There was also a sample bar where we could try all the different flavors. So I tried Dr. Pepper jelly beans and Sander all the other ones. Then Sander filled a bag himself with all different tastes. The cashier told us that the Jelly Belly Factory was not far from here and that they give free tours in the factory.

For lunch we ate at Original Mel’s an American diner where Danielle Mushroom & Swiss Mel Burger and Sander went for the Steak & BBQ Chicken. It was delicious, why don’t we have restaurants at home which can deliver this quality of steaks and burgers? During dinner we used the table jukebox for a song and we came with Greased Lightning.

So after lunch we decided to go to this factory en we were lucky. A tour was about to get started in 12 minutes. We saw the plant where the jelly beans are produced, finished, packed and got ready to be shipped. Very interesting. Afterwards we got some Hello Kitty Jelly Beans and we could try all the different jelly beans. Sander tried also the not so tasty ones like rotten eggs, moldy cheese, baby wipers. They were really not tasteful.

Next thing was visiting a shopping mall in Fairfield because they have Victoria’s Secret here where I wanted to shop. The shopping was successful and after grabbing a Starbucks to go we went back to the hotel. The ride back to the hotel went without any problems or delays although it was pretty busy on the road.

After arriving in the hotel we checked out Berkeley for a couple GeoCaches while wandering around. We’ve found 3 new ones which brings our total finds to 118. After the walk we both had appetite and we asked Siri for a nice sandwich place, she suggested to go to Café Yesterday and that was a good suggestion. We both went for the C.B.R. (Chicken Breast Roasted) combined with chips. The place was filled with students and they played classic music on vinyl. I would definitely go there again if I was not living so far away.

As a bonus one pictures from the outside of our hotel here in Berkeley.

Tomorrow we need to get out bed early so we go to bed early today.

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5 thoughts on “First shopping day…”

  1. Geweldig weer! Wij hebben de eerste herfststorm inmiddels achter de rug… Hoe zit het trouwens met die balancing stones?

  2. Leuk shoppen, leuk snoepjes, leuk hamburgers. Alles is daar leuk. Morgen genieten van de boottocht.

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