Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Less Work and More Play

I figure that since people are actually enjoying the photos I take on my little work excursions, I'll try posting another one.... I was able to travel to the beautiful city of Watsonville to inspect a property a while ago.... While I was driving, the Martinelli's Apple Cider factory caught my eye. I had no idea that Martinelli's Apple Cider was made in this little town.

It's not a very big factory. I would have thought that the factory would be huge! But it's just a small factory, across the street from a high school.

Did you toast New Year's Eve with Martinelli's Apple Cider when you were a kid? I vaguely remember drinking Martinelli's Apple Cider while the adults all had their libations.

This shocked me.... I tried calling the family center at the park where Sotomayor Field is located, they have no idea who it was named for.

I'm just going to make up a story.... Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor was the 'Pele of the Bronx', so they named the park after her.... There you go, I could think of nothing funny to say about Sonia Sotomayor.

Finally, here's the vicious beast that was out of his cage when we inspected his home.


  1. Watsonville is known as the Strawberry Capital of the World." At least to them it is! Thanks for another tour!

  2. Very cool, man. Very cool. I love your photos! Keep 'em coming -- but don't forget to throw us some obscure name that TV theme songs here and there too. I'm like addicted to that game!

    Tales Of A Fourth Grade Nothing

  3. Love it! I had no idea there was a cider factory in Watsonville! I go to Sanra Cruz some and will have to check it out!

  4. I actually really like Martinelli's Apple Cider. I remember having my mom buy me cases of it while in high school.

  5. Love the brand, love the cider. Cool pictures. I especially like the squirrelly looking bird.

    And "Pele of the Bronx" cracked me up

  6. I think that (contrary to the perceptions of "white" Americans) Sotomayor is actually a pretty common last name. It just doesn't get much press because every Hispanic that Hollywood puts on T.V. is a maid, single mother, drug dealer, or prostitute.

  7. You are very funny!

    Our family likes to take drives to places we have never been in the state and explore small towns. One park was named Kinnickinnic and it just cracked me up! I do not know why, but we were all in tears after that one.

  8. Love your photos - feel like I'm being taken on a tour! x

  9. did you know that Martinelli's apple cider and apple juice are exactly the same thing, just labeled differently to appeal at different times of the year and to different people?

  10. You take some spicy photos. I love these posts.

  11. I must go there and feed my love of cider... and you know how much I love those vicious beasts ;0)

  12. I Love apple cider. I make a great turkey stuffing with cider as well

  13. cool pics. You forget to mention that Sonia Sotomayor was later indicted on racqueteering and money laundering and they were too lazy to change the sign...lol

    Don't forget to play The Movie Game!!

  14. @Pat Tillett - I remember seeing a sign saying that it's the strawberry capital! I did not see any strawberries though! lol

    @Ally - Don't worry..... The TV Theme game isn't going away..... lol

    @Bossy Betty - Apparently they do tours of the factory too! I'd call first though....

    @Jerry - I know! It's so yummy!

    @TS Hendrik - That bird had it out for us.... It stared and squawked the whole time we were in there....

    @JC - I, in no way, had any intention of insulting anybody with the whole Sotamayor thing.... The city reps. actually told me that the park was not named after Sonia.... lol.

    @The Girl Next Door Grows Up - Thanks! Ha ha! All I can think of when I hear the name of that park is 'Did you get a hickienick from Kinnickinnic?' Oh man, 'Grease' humor....

    @Kitty Moore - Thanks so much!

    @chelsea - It's totally different.... lol Apple cider is bubbly. Apple cider wins....

    @Kristy - I know! Yum yum yum....

    @Copyboy - Spicy, huh? lol

    @Eternally Distracted - The bird was very pretty, but I am not it's owner.... lol I hear that those things pack quite a bite.

    @Melissa Mashburn - Hmmmm..... Does that make the stuffing really sweet?

    @Powdered Toast Man - Thanks man!

  15. I am now craving apple cider like you would not believe. grrr.

    I love the old signs on the buildings.

    I want to pet that bird.



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