A Stranger in a Strange Land Goes Teaneuring

As (I think) we all know, I live in the Seattle area and we are here in Sacramento CA (actually Elk Grove, a bit south of Sacramento) to visit the Grands. We will be here for at least another week, and maybe more. My first few teaneuring outings will be around here.

I have not been in this area, so consulted Google Maps to find me a place to have tea (I looked up coffee shops ;’-)). Google found me one that is a mere 2 miles away.

In what I consider its often usual way, Google took me in circles right from the front door. I rode around the block three times thinking I had to have missed the right turn it kept telling me to take. The turn at where maps was pointing was a driveway to someone’s home. After the third loop on the same roads, I decided to take a different road that I am only a bit familiar with. Google caught up with me and we got on track.

The route took me along quiet neighborhood streets on this Sunday morning and I had a lovely, if short, ride for tea. I did end up with 6 miles with the repeat riding around the circle.

It was a delightful spot, and NOT a Starbucks ;’-)

I ordered my tea, took a few indoor photos and went to one of the outdoor tables to sit in the sun (a commodity in Seattle ;’-)). In true Halloween style, there was this fellow…


I know it says DRINK COFFEE…CHANGE THE WORLD —- but look what my tea tag says.

So ends Teaneuring #1, 2018

Rescate coffee shop: a delightful place with really nice staff to serve. Outside seating where I could watch my bike.

Sunday 10/4

6 miles

English Breakfast Tea


6 response to "A Stranger in a Strange Land Goes Teaneuring"

  1. By: Bill Stone Posted: October 14, 2018

    I don’t drink coffee, so I’m with you when it comes to tea, which I guzzle constantly. Special feature: it’s perfect whether steaming, iced, or anywhere in between.

    By the way, while you’re in the Sacto area, you might want to consider pedaling on the path variously known as the American River Trail, American River Parkway, American River Bikeway, and Jedediah Smith Trail. One route with many names. Any segment (or the whole thing) makes a nice ride, but not a whole lot of opportunities for tea or reflecties.

    More here: http://bike365.org/bike/20180616/

    • By: NancyG Posted: October 14, 2018

      Thanks Bill. We do intend to do that trail, probably splitting into two days by staying in a hotel in the middle for a night or two, It looks and sounds like the trail not to miss!

      Thank you for your link as I will take the time to read that as well. I appreciate the time you have taken to give me the information,

  2. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: October 14, 2018

    Hmmmm Looking at the board, it seems there are lots of exotic tea variations as well as coffee — as per Greg’s post.
    And yes, I really DO need to get out of small town eastern Illinois more often! 🙂
    Nice reflectie — the ride Bill suggested is a really good one from what I read on his post.

    • By: NancyG Posted: October 15, 2018

      Thanks Rich — I have heard and read nothing but great things about the American River Trail and I look forward to experiencing it.

  3. By: Kathleen Jones Posted: October 15, 2018

    Well done, Nancy. Got the October challenge in there too – doubly well done. And yes the American River Trail is a great one to do. I’ve only done sections on day rides, doing it in two days should be fun.

    • By: NancyG Posted: October 15, 2018

      Thanks Kathleen. What I like about the ‘neuring challenge here as opposed to the “official” site is that it is much more relaxed. I have done the other one 4 or 5 times and am not too interested in keeping all the details it requires, Around home I feel I have done most of the good places for that challenge. It is nice to just do a ride, drink some tea and relax, and then ride on. No tracking of miles, bike friendliness, type of drink, etc. Those are all interesting things to do, but having done that so often, I like this way better for this year.
      Also, as that one grows bigger and bigger it has lost some of its camaraderie feeling for me.
      Anyway — though I may return to that one at another time — thanks for doing this challenge here, ;’-)

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