Since the wedding isn't until later in the afternoon, I wandered around the Cal State University Chico campus with my sister and brother in-law. The place seemed deserted even for a Saturday. Just about all of the buildings were closed from Friday through Sunday. Everyone must be on a 4-day work week. We stumbled upon the Bidwell Mansion where General John Bidwell and Annie Bidwell lived from the late 1868 until the early 1900s. As I understand it they owned all of the land that is now Chico. The mansion was closed when we were there.
This is the reconstructed carriage house that is behind the mansion. After walking around the campus, we headed into town to their farmers market. Pretty nice size and selection of fresh and organic produce as well as the dust catchers one normally finds at these markets. We headed back to the hotel around noon and I went to the hotel swimming pool with my niece and nephew.
Mid-afternoon, we headed to my cousins home where the wedding was being held. They live in a canyon with a small stream running behind the yard. Even though it was very sunny, there was a cooling breeze blowing up the canyon so it was very comfortable.
The couple made gifts for the attendees and I chose the homemade pickled vegetables with carrots, green beans, asparagus, garlic and jalapeños. They also had homemade apple wine and lemon bitters. I'm not really sure if these are going to make it home in the sidecar. It was really nice to visit with my relatives on my dad's side of the family and saw some whom I haven't seen for a while.
After sunset while a group of family members were sitting around a table, I tried a couple of 30 sec exposures of the sky just to see how it would come out. Not too bad but when I cranked up the ISO, there were more stars but a lot more digital noise. This was ISO 800 with a 30 second exposure with the camera resting on the table.