You may recall my appreciation for (or obsession with) road trips. I’m referring to those specific “girlfriend” trips focused on exploring fabric shops and everything quilting. Recently, the girlfriends and I hit the road again, this time heading east to Lake Tahoe and Reno.
Looks don’t do it justice!
We were only about an hour from home when we stumbled upon a most unexpected delight in downtown Davis, CA. It was about 2:00 and we were overdue for lunch. We discovered Woodstock Pizza. Davis is a college town and this place had that vibe (not exactly ladies-who-lunch style). We were standing at the counter deciding on what to order and saw that they had dessert pizzas on the menu. The waitress described them and they sounded wonderful. We were about finished with our lunch when the waitress sat a brown pizza on our table. We had no idea that sneaky Sally had ordered the Chocolate Caramel dessert pizza. It’s not the most photogenic dessert, but what it lacks in beauty is made up for in flavor! It was heaven on a plate! Imagine a perfect thin crust with a layer of warm cream cheese and crumbled, melted Snickers bar, covered with caramel and chocolate sauce. If you ever get the chance to visit a Woodstock Pizza (they’re a chain), you’ve got to try it.
Tummies satisfied, we ventured on to Reno and Lake Tahoe. The scenery, of course, is spectacular.
Emerald Bay in Lake Tahoe
In Reno, we visited our favorite quilt shop, Going Batty. It’s open and airy, well-lit, and spacious with lots of yummy fabrics, samples, kits, books, patterns, and notions. I love the way they display their fabric bolts with the fat quarters above.
A few bolts and fat quarters from the red & pink section.
They also carry a large selection of pre-cuts (jelly rolls and layer cakes), which are a favorite of mine to use.
Love those Jelly Rolls!
There are plenty of books and patterns, samples, and ideas at Going Batty.
I love green!
The shop is also a Bernina dealer, and they carry a full selection of machines and accessories. We were admiring a sample, and one of the staff was happy to give us a demonstration of the hemming foot that was used to make it.
Another “don’t miss” is their sale section in the back of the classroom. There was lots of good stuff back there! If you’re visiting Reno or Lake Tahoe, be sure to stop by, or check out their website and blog. They’re located at 9744 S. Virginia St, Reno, NV.
It was another good time with friends – one of the pleasures in life. I wish you safe travels with your favorite friends.
PS: We stopped at Woodstock Pizza on the way home . . .
PPS: Don’t forget Quilting in the Garden.