Monday, October 26, 2009

bravo! cheese!!




we spent most of sunday running up and down highway 99 in central california........started out in san bernadino after we delilvered our fed ex load there and then they sent us up to modesto, which is just a little ways south of sacramento to pick up a load of bottled water to bring back down to riverside for a delivery this morning..........after we picked up the load, i only had a couple of hours left to drive and we were trying for brad not to drive at all so that he could do a 34 hour restart on his hours, so we made it back south as far traver, california and shut down for the night......this worked out really well for us since we'd been wanting to stop in traver for a long time and just hadn't had the opportunity.......traver's claim to fame seems to be the bravo farms cheese factory at exit 106......their signs on the highway boast that they have a zillion flavors of olives.....and since we love olives in everything.....and brad is always in search of the perfect martini olive, it just seemed to be a must stop for us.........it's a very quaint looking set of buildings that are home to a wine and cheese shop, gift shop, ice cream shop and fruit stand.......yes i let brad get near a fruit stand, but this time we just came away with strawberries and grapes!.....well, that was all from the fruit stand.....we couldn't buy any wine since we can't have it on the truck, but they assured us they'd ship anything we wanted to order off their website.....we did buy some awesome cheeses.....white cheddar with cabernet, creamy pepper jack, chipotle cheddar.....mango chutney, fig and raisin chutney , some jellies and, of course three different olives......






brad got a deck of marilyn monroe playing cards to add to his marilyn collection and we also picked up the cutest set of cheese knives.........we opted to have our supper in the little restaurant there.....very good food.....we ate outside on the patio tho and as soon as our food was set down in front of us, the flies dive bombed us......it's a little hard to eat your steak with one hand while you're waving the other wildly across the table......lol.....we didn't realize until almost halfway thru the meal that they also had a dining room......next time we stop there, that will definately be our choice.........






all in all it was a very pleasant evening......we went back to the truck and cleaned our berries....watched a little tv and called it a nite......

1 comment:

CRAIG and DIANE said...

Looks like you spent some time in my old stomping grounds. Born and raised in Modesto, and it was our home until we moved to Washington state a couple of years ago!

Glad you enjoyed your stay in the Central Valley of California and the cheese.