I spent the last few days hanging out with my aunt in Alameda, which was such a great time. We ate some delicious food, went shopping at TJ Maxx and Target, watched TV and chilled out. Unfortunately I was having such a good time just hanging out that I took zero pictures!
On the way from Alameda to Sacramento, I stopped at The Nut Tree. When I was a very little girl we used to come to The Nut Tree. I'd rock on the rocking horses, eat these enormous frosted sugar cookies that were frosted with elaborate decoration, and ride the little Nut Tree Railroad through orange orchards. Now... all that's left of The Nut Tree is this tiny area that has the railroad, some rocking horses, and a carousel. Everything else is gone and it's become a huge shopping center. It broke my heart. The Nut Tree was one of my favorite places as a kid. The simple pleasures of The Nut Tree are pretty much gone. I hate that something almost ... sacred has been turned into this huge retail center. I remember riding the tiny train through orange trees, reaching out and trying to grab the oranges off the nearby branches. It was definitely one of the most iconic places of my early childhood.