Anyway, we both have been grinding hard at work, and so getting a break was very welcome. On our way up, we stopped for lunch at Selland's Market-Cafe in El Dorado Hills. Selland's is owned by the same people who own and operate Ella and The Kitchen. If you have not yet been to The Kitchen, you absolutely have to go. It's an experience. I know that a lot of restaurants claim to be "an experience", but The Kitchen completely delivers. We went a few months ago (I know! There are adventures you have missed! I feel terrible about that, but I'm back at it!!), and it was almost overwhelming how involved it was. Two thumbs up!
With that pedigree behind it, we figured that the Selland's Market-Cafe would be pretty good, and we were not disappointed. We had a nice lunch, and then a leisurely drive up the mountain. We crest the summit at 7000 feet above sea level, and the entire drive is just wonderful. One cannot help but be reminded of the Disney nature movies of years past as one passes the stately sentinel pines and majestic snow-capped mountains (yep, even in May!). As is our custom, we swung by the grocery store and picked up nummy food, which we could cook up ourselves later in the comfort of our kitchen at the resort. The kitchen is really very well stocked with utensils and flatware, and even a lot of basic kitchen tools. They also thoughtfully include a dishwasher and dish soap, so cleanup is really pretty simple. Then we sat back and relaxed, which is some of the best adventuring there is!
Tomorrow, ADVENTURE!! :)