My appreciation for Davis is ever-growing. My big brother was (is?) an Aggie and when we came to visit him in college it smelled like cows and like the good Bay Area tween that I was, I turned my nose up at it. Then the very first college acceptance letter I received was from UCD, and I was so relieved to be going to college that my heart warmed a bit towards this charming cow town. Fast forward 10 years to when Ross and I moved to Sacramento and explored the area as grown ups. Davis topped my list of areas to live. It is quaint, and green, and environmentally conscious (and it has a Woodstocks!). Turns out, I'm not the only one who would choose to live there and the housing prices are crazy. Last weekend I met this adorable family at the UC Davis Arboretum. They both earned undergrad and graduate degrees at Davis and are still living the Davis dream, riding bikes instead of driving, and raising a precious family while hopefully indulging in Woodstocks pizza every now and then. They only furthered my appreciation for Davis and the wonderful people who live there. Here is a snippet of our evening together.