For a wonder, we had no traffic delays. It has seemed to me that there has been a continuous traffic jam through Fairfield as far as Cordelia Junction most Sunday evenings, but not tonight. That meant we were approaching Fremont only about three hours after we left Sutter. I asked Cheryl about dinner.
"How about that Asian Seafood buffet we saw advertised in the local newspaper," she suggested. That was fine for me, and I even knew were it was, because it's the building across from the Fremont library that used to be a Mexican restaurant. The SFSFC Board of Directors met several times at the Fremont Main Library, and ate at that restaurant a few times after the meetings.
The restaurant is now Pacific Buffet, and I give it a big thumbs up. Now, I like buffets, and I like Chinese buffets, but I'll be the first to admit that a lot of them are pretty weak. This one is strong. It has a lot of good food, including a Mongolian-style BBQ and sushi, plus a wide variety of other dishes. I had a lot of different types of shrimp, as I'm fond of it, while Cheryl tried the frog legs and had lots of sushi. With drinks it cost about $38 after tax; I reckon it was good value. I certainly was full and happy when we were through, and I hadn't even had room for things like the chocolate fountain. (I felt guilty about eating so much, so as soon as we got home and got our stuff inside, I insisted we go out for a walk. I was relieved when my one-hour post-meal blood sugar was only 85.)
So this was a pretty good weekend. We accomplished most of what we set out to do, including having meals with friends and family. We even learned not too painfully about another hotel where we can't really recommend staying in the future. (Luckily, neither of us needed to be continuously on-line during this trip. If we were under the gun for a project, you can expect that we would have been hanging out at the Starbuck's down the street a lot.) And we even got home at a relatively decent hour.