This was a grand idea. Too bad I didn't come up with it myself. Kudos to my sister in law Sally. I've known for some time about the Grand Island Mansion down the Delta from Sac. It certainly is a wedding venue but I did not realize it also does Brunch.
The mansion is fabulous with amazing grounds. Certainly a great place to get married. What about Brunch? Yes. On par with Las Vegas Buffets. Make a Sunday Brunch reservation here. Next lets look at the interior.
So we were in Awe of the grounds and the house and then we went indoors. Wow. Grand with a lot of detail built in with lots of spaces to have your wedding and several rooms for the whole party to stay in.
Above pictures are the whole gang. Cheryl and Me then Cheryl with her sister Sally that then goes to Sally with her boyfriend Tyler. We grubbed and certainly overstuffed ourselves. After two or three plates of meat, bread, salads, eggs, and pasta plus never ending mimosas we then hit the desserts. Chocolate mousse, chocolate strawberries, creme brulee, and bread pudding. We were in a food coma.
The Roses are out
A garden doesn't have to have flowers
While we go to see flowers at other gardens and that's good; there's something special about the WPA garden. Succulents and sand. Xeriscape. The new California!
Find out more here about this different kind of park.
The sun has been out and the temps are moving up so Sunday was a Rose of a time. The birds and the bees were out having a good time and so were we; and it cost nothing!
One of the free things to do around Sac is visit the many parks and see the flora and sometimes fauna. With the warm weather; the thought was are roses blooming? Yes they were.
We went to the Capitol and it's World Peace Rose Garden. Parking can be a bit tough but a Volvo pulled out kitty corner to Cafeteria 15L so we swooped in, parked, and strolled over. Just a quick something to do and a few minutes of sitting on a bench surrounded by roses for two lovebirds. You should try it before it gets blazing hot in June.
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The garden left us feeling Scentimental