We had an early dinner at Buca de Beppo. While we went there a number of times after it opened, this is the first time that we have been there in more than three years.
For the last two years, we have bought a flocked Christmas tree at Able's Christmas Trees on Folsom near the intersection with Jackson Highway. We were very happy with the selection of trees at this lot. The owners had indicated that they had been at the same location for twenty plus years. We were disappointed when the lot did not appear this year.
Sharon and Jack went into the tree lot at Cal Expo before dinner and was very happy with the selection of trees. The tented area of pre-flocked trees was larger than the entire lot we went to last year. She bought a tree that we picked up after dinner. While Sharon was purchasing the tree, she mentioned the disappearance of the lot where we had gone the year before. The person helping her knew of the lot and said that they [the Cal Expo lot] had driven them out of business. They said that Able's still had a small lot in Carmichael.