In the foothills of Mt. Diablo at the base of the park is the Borges ranch which sadly was closed... There were plenty of windows to look in though revealing a tidy late 19th century abode. Surrounding the outside various family members have etched their names into the foundation wall like ol' Dan Borges here from 1942.
After peeking into various 19th century California dwellings recently I'm realizing what a great resource they are for shaping up our place. Granted ours is post 1900 but not by much although ours is totally gutted of anything original or interesting. On the plus side it means I'm not a slave to some fixture I might not care for but feel obligated to live with because it's original.
Leaving Mt. Diablo we went a searchin' for thrift stores and food two urges I can't seem to keep in check.... Both quests paid off with a stop at "the best Korean restaurant in the bay area" after scoring two pairs of new with tags Sasson jeans. Now to get 'em hemmed if I decided to keep 'em...
Not bad, not bad!