Bakersberg on the Kern
It was a beautiful, hot weekend in Bakersfield. Larry and I drove up Saturday morning and got there by noon. We had lunch at the 24th St. Cafe, downtown. I'd read a review of this place in Bakotopia, which is sort of a hip, alternative site for the area. The 24th St. Cafe is a typical, retro coffeeshop. It was recommended for breakfast. The breakfast menu is huge! I had the chef salad and Larry had an omlette. Both were delicious.
24th St. Coffee Shop - Interior
Our next stop was Front Porch Music, also downtown Bakersfield. This is a really great, funky place. They have a very large selection of classice Mosrite Guitars, drum sets, all stringed instruments, horns, amplifiers and even a nice selection of ukuleles. Larry was most impressed by this place and had fun browsing.
Larry in Front Porch Music's WorkshopWe checked into our motel and got gussied up for Lisa's and Rich's wedding. The party site was about a 30 minute drive thru desolate oil fields. We finally saw some trees and a hint of the Kern River. Lisa's family's place is lush and beautiful. A creek runs through it....very charming. We met up with some of our friends from L.A. and enjoyed a lovely ceremony, dinner, music and dancing. We're so happy for Rich and Lisa and wish them a marvelous life together.
Lisa and Rich
Reception in the Garden
Sunday morning we had breakfast at our hotel and took a tiny detour to the Double Tree Hotel, next door. We had seen an advertisement for an art show with oil paintings starting at $19.99. Well, of course we had to check it out. Who couldn't resist seeing "sofa" paintings for the kitsch value alone? More about that in tomorrow's post.