More Photos of Our Day Trip to Clovis

Last Saturday, we drove to Clovis, California for a day trip and had a wonderful day enjoying the bright autumn sunshine and strolling around the quaint Old Towne District of Clovis.

Clovis is in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley just south of the Sierras and Yosemite. Because of its locale, agriculture and ranching have historically been the life blood for Clovis. That influence is still felt in Clovis in its historical district full of antique stores, fun shops, corner cafes, and even a sweet Victorian-style tea room.

The town of Clovis has done an amazing job in retaining the feeling and flavor of its roots in the Old Towne District. Unlike many California towns that have put money and energy into revitalizing their historic centers, Clovis feels unpretentious and relaxed. The shops aren't so high-end and hoity-toity that merchandise is overpriced. Ultimately, it's a wonderful atmosphere of nostalgia and charm.

At our favorite antique establishment, we had some success in finding "treasures" to add to our vintage red kitchen and dining area that is newly themed like a retro ice cream parlour/sweet shop (I'll share photos later after I get all the "treasures" hung). I also found that the dealers give great care to merchandise their items in a visually pleasing way--so much so that I had to snap some photographs of the wonderfully composed displays.

We ate lunch at The Corner Cafe (a favorite Clovis eatery). With a sense of an old diner, The Corner Cafe has affordable food and a laid back atmosphere. I was very happy with my grilled cheese sandwich and french fries (a calorie splurge for me). Hubby was equally pleased with his juicy burger and fries. The service was excellent and their pleasant kindness was a perfect accent to a great afternoon.

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  1. Thanks for the virtual trip to Clovis, Cindy! Now I want to go there, as it sounds so quaint. In truth, I have never been to CA! (hope they get the fires under control soon...what a tragedy.)

  2. Fortunately, California is such a large state that the So. California fires are not having an impact on Central or No. California. We live 7 hours north of the Malibu fires are and about 9 hours from the San Diego fires. Clovis is about 3-4 hours north. I really feel for everyone that is closer proximity because the air quality is horrendous! Cindy

  3. I miss those days of just discovering and enjoying new areas. We really need to be better about doing that. There are lots of neat little towns here in Idaho that we still need to explore.

  4. Those photos are lovely. I do love antiques a lot. Wish I could see all those lovely little shops. Thanks for the tour.


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