Some quick facts:
- 15 miles west of Sacramento, 72 miles northeast of San Francisco in the Sacramento Valley
- Population - 65,622 in 2010
- Second most educated city in the US (2006 CNN Money Magazine) by percentage of residents with graduate degrees
- Home of the University of California, Davis
- First city to paint bicycle lanes on a street, in the 1960s
- America's first Platinum Bike city
- Home of the US Bicycling Hall of Fame
- Home of the UC Davis Arboretum
- Home of the Toad Tunnel
Davis is a lovely city to visit and this is the second time that I have been. There are several highlights (for me).
First and foremost is the arboretum. Because of the location of my class, at the Law School's King Hall, and where I was staying, the Aggie Inn, I had the pleasure of walking to and from class each day on the arboretum's trails.
I even took a conference call one morning sitting on a bench overlooking Lake Spofford. I could really get used to working in this setting.
|The view during my conference call|
Next, the Farmer's Market. What a blast! I only wish that I had some way to transport all the lovely lush fresh produce. Cherries and peaches and apricots and nectarines and strawberries!! The strawberries were HUGE!! Plus there was wine and vinegar and breads, just too many good things to list.
There was also live music from local artists, the night I was there it was SLICE—R&B/Latin Fusion, they were very good and I had the pleasure of seeing the Davis Dynamites perform, they are a jump rope team from the Davis Waldorf school.
Even art - check out this print that I got from an artist named Stuart Ractliff. I fell in love with the texture.
Then there is Thursday Night. Thursday night means the weekly meeting of the Fire University.