Friday, October 28, 2011

The little gem of Exeter, CA

The charming town of Exeter is only a short drive away from us. We spent an almost perfect Saturday afternoon enjoying the place. It may be small in size, but certainly not in personality. This place takes pride in their 29 murals. After lunch at the Wildflower cafe we were off to see them! (Sadly, I'm only posting a few.) I love that I was able to learn so much about the history of the area just from seeing and learning about these beautiful murals. I wonder how much time was spent painting each one. 

"Orange Harvest." This mural was the first one painted. This looks like it could be a
part of the scenery- when you get out of town this is what you see 
"In Our Backyard"
"Men+Mules+Water=Power"
"Hometown News." To Phillip's delight he found a real wrench attached to this one
"Yokohl Brand"
"Golden Harvest"
"Passport to Paradise"
"The People Behind the Label"
"Our Town, Circa 1925"
Dedicated to the veterans- "Freedom Fighters" 
We had fun seeing them all from our bike despite the 90 degree weather. Ice cream was necessary!
Rocky Hill Ice Cream Parlor. This place made a fun trip SUPER
This older gentlemen retired and thought he'd try the ice cream business. He made us the best milkshakes we have ever tasted! They were made with local ice cream and milk (Tulare is actually the top dairy producing county in the country, 2nd in agricultural production after Fresno.) I never thought a lemon milkshake and a banana milkshake could be better then anything with chocolate, but they were. We must go back for more!

1 comment:

  1. So glad you're getting out & about. Keep on bloggin'. It's fun to share your joy!

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