A Day to Honor Mom
Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 9th. After year-long pandemic shutdowns and distance learning combined with work-from-home schedules, it’s a foregone conclusion that your mom may need more pampering than usual this Mother’s Day. Let’s look at a few ways to properly celebrate the maternal figure(s) in your life around the Auburn, California area.
Start the Day With a Pour Choice
Sneak out of the house early to make sure mom has a great cup of coffee to start her day. The Pour Choice, at 177 Sacramento Street, has an extensive menu of coffee and tea choices. Grab a cortado – an espresso beverage with hot frothed milk – or an Earl Grey lavender tea and rush home to greet her before she has a chance to flip on the home coffeemaker. While you are there, you may as well order the Barcelona Sandwich for take-out. It will definitely hold mom over until lunch. It’s packed with serrano ham, manchego cheese, arugula, pepperoncini, and chorizo aioli.
Afternoon at Lone Buffalo Vineyards
From 12:00 noon on Saturday, May 8th through 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, Lone Buffalo Vineyards at 7505 Wise Road will be hosting its Mother’s Day Weekend celebration. There will be live music, food trucks, and strawberries fresh from a local farm stand to go along with selections of their wine offerings. All moms will enjoy wine flights priced at fifty percent off. Tastings of new releases will include a Sangiovese Rose and a Tempranillo. Vinny Santanelli will be performing his music from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., and the food trucks on-site will be:
- Saturday – The Butcher’s Cleaver, whose offerings include tri-tip sandwiches, barbeque chicken sandwiches, and pork belly tacos.
- Sunday – Outlaw Cuisine, serving street tacos, pulled pork sliders, and an array of loaded fries.
End the Day Amid the Lupine Superbloom
While you may have to contend with a throng of Instagrammers, there may not be any activity more appreciated by your mom than taking her to see the natural splendor that is the lupine super blooms. They are currently putting on a breathtaking display, but you have to catch them before they die off in a couple of weeks. Folsom Lake is dry, which does not bode well for our summer and portends a potential drought, but for now, we can enjoy what our arid climate has fostered – fields of brilliant purple wildflowers.
There are two locations, both within a 20-minute drive from Auburn, where you can witness this floral phenomenon:
- Beeks Bight – Drive into the Granite Bay entrance of Folsom Lake SRA, pay the fee, and follow signs to the Beeks Bight parking area.
- Rattlesnake Bar – This has its own entrance to the Folsom Lake SRA, and the parking lot is much bigger than at Beeks Bight, so RB would be our choice. Parking is $12.
Watch the YouTube video. Get a preview of the stunning lupines in the clip below, posted by SacBee.
Happy Mother’s Day!
Auburn Personal Injury Lawyer
Hello, and thanks for reading our exploration of ways to celebrate Mother’s Day in Auburn, California. I’m Ed Smith, an Auburn personal injury lawyer. Every day, automobile accidents occur on the highways and roads around Northern California. Some of those accidents result in serious injuries to the vehicle occupants. Other crashes, sadly, result in wrongful deaths. Anyone who has experienced the aftermath of a major car crash can tell you, it makes sense to have a skilled legal advocate on your side. If you are navigating the frustrating insurance process following an accident that was caused by the negligence of another driver, call us for free and friendly legal advice. Our local number is (530) 392-9400. We also provide a toll-free number for those who will be calling from outside the 530 area code: (800) 404-5400.
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Photo Attribution: https://pixabay.com/photos/flora-lupins-nature-lupine-purple-3197382/
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