I went downtown to do some shopping in Chico today. The heavy duty Christmas decorations are not up in the streets yet. 3rd street is shown above. But... Made In Chico, which is a store carrying only locally made items, has all their Christmas things ready. They have almonds and walnuts, walnut oil, olives and olive oil, books, hand crafted holiday decorations, hand woven or knitted items, iron garden signs, jewelry, soap and more. The amazing thing is that they fit it all into a pretty small store!
And now for the bad news: We were only there for a 35 minutes, but put enough change in the meter for two hours... wasted almost 75 cents. I hope the next person or two parking in that spot appreciate the gift!