Going to Sacramento was pretty much a YOLO trip. My friend, Alex, spontaneously invited me to tag along on this mini road trip. I had nothing planned but to play, be productive (I actually had plans to get work done at a coffee shop), and spend the night at Briana’s place! We left SoCal at 6:20am for the road trip up north.
I slept in the car for a good few hours with my head bobbing back and forth, side to side. I’m sure I wasn’t pretty when I was sleeping. We only made one stop at Harris Ranch in Coalinga, California which was the midpoint between LA and Sacramento. Have you heard of Harris Ranch before? This was my first time ever hearing about it so I was pretty excited to explore.
According to Wikipedia, Harris Ranch is the largest beef producer and the largest ranch in the West Coast! I don’t doubt Wikipedia because when we got to Harris Ranch, we knew it was cow town by the smell and look of the area. It’s a different culture and environment there in a good way!
Not only do they produce beef and have a ranch, they also have an inn, bakery and deli store, and a fancy shmancy restaurant.
We made a stop here to stretch, use the restroom, but mainly to pick up some darn good cookies! Make sure to get their Pecan Drops and their classic Chocolate Chip cookies. I will never forget those cookies because they were so good! Even though they only have 22 reviews on Yelp, this place has 4 stars.
Harris Ranch has a country and homie feel with the homemade goods and decor!
This couch wasn’t part of the decoration. It was actually functional for seating.
After a short exploration at Harris Ranch, we were back on the road!
I must mention that as we were driving by a field of cows, Alex had to roll down his window to say hi to them. It was the worst idea ever because the smell of manure rushed into the car! The car did not smell clean for quite some time. Never again, Alex. Never again!