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jelly belly factory in fairfield, california…
inside there are millions and billions of sweet beans in hundreds of flavors. we got a peek at all the machinery and conveyor belts, learned about all the steps in the process, saw dozens of portraits made out of jelly beans, sampled a barf bean and a skunk spray bean, giggled at the bean shaped pizzas and burgers at the cafe and the wide array of paraphernalia in the gift shop, and marveled at the spectacle of it all.

fabulously kitschy – i love stuff like that. a great president’s day outing, which also included a drive through the green hills of east bay, an adventure to the base of a windmill, and a picnic on the diverse and lovely shores of lake merritt.

holiday mondays are the best.