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May 13, 2007

A garlic town and a cherry tree....

Yesterday Caleb and I decided to hit up the....GINORMOUS....outlet mall just south of us. Caleb had a gift card for Ralph Lauren Polo, or Polo Ralph Lauren... or whatever...and so we decided to go see what we could get for our money. Apparently, not a lot. Am I the only one who feels that $50 for a shirt, at an outlet store mind you, is a little high? Just a little? Maybe it's just me?

After bedding back my shopping tick (I could have bought EVERYTHING at Gap....) we decided to explore Gilroy. It just so happens to be the Garlic Capital of the World, and yes, we will be attending the Garlic Festival this summer. Just so I can see some of the natives pop them like candies. They even boast garlic ICE CREAM for cryin' out loud. That's some serious garlic, and I plan to witness it. And then de-garlicify myself before returning home. Maybe I can rent one of those fancy suits they wear at the micro chip companies around here....

It's a gorgeous little area.

We saw this little sign and I immediately told Caleb to "drive on!", but not before capturing these lovely little blue flowers...

Beautiful, no?

We continued on after buying $2 worth of sweet cherries and found an old catholic (?) chapel and cemetery. A little reminiscent of the cemeteries I saw in France, and several of the headstones dated back to the early 1800's.

A few of Caleb's shots....




Anybody know what "IHS" or is it "THS", stands for?

It was a gorgeous chapel, and every once in a while the bells would ring out a song. Really beautiful. Though I will make it known that I am NOT a fan of the whole chiming out the hour thing. Especially while I'm in a cemetery. I have an irrational fear of grandfather clocks, I can't explain it. I just do.

I don't even want to THINK about what that place would be like at midnight, with the bells chiming.....makes my insides churn.

But these? These were DELICIOUS.

(Mental note: There is such a thing as too many sweet cherries....trust me....)

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Signifies devotion to Jesus Christ; variously interpreted as an abbreviation for His name as spelled in ancient languages, or of the Latin phrase Iesu Hominum Salvator (Jesus, mankind’s Savior)

KimbaLee said...

Thanks "Anonymous"! We figured it must mean something like that, but aren't familiar with Latin. :) Thank you!