Earlier this week, I wrote about how our sampling events in Napa allowed me to see a side of wine country – what it’s like for people who actually live there – that you usually don’t get to experience in your day trips to the vineyards or even on your weekend trips for weddings. Today, I had a similar experience with Sacramento.
In my life before Ciao Bella, I was a journalist. About 5 years ago, the radio station I was reporting for needed someone who was willing to report from the state capitol a couple days a week. Being a political junkie, I jumped at the chance, and would take the train from San Francisco up to Sacramento to report on the happenings in the state assembly and legislature or the Governator’s office.
The train station was a few blocks from the Capitol, and since I was on foot once in Sacramento, I never saw much of the town beyond the walk between the train and the Capitol building. So today, I really enjoyed doing a sampling at a Bel Air store and meeting people who live here year round rather than only when the legislature is in session or people who came to work for the day like I used to.
Dave’s never been inside, so I think we’re going to try and tour the Capitol building tomorrow morning before our events in Elk Grove and Galt, the Sacramento suburbs – it is still as beautiful as I remember, and nice to be here for more than a day!