Vacation season is well underway and, if you're traveling, say, farther than Redding, you might want to take a little piece of Sacramento (or Roseville or Folsom or Davis) with you.
We're talking a cute T-shirt or sweatshirt. And no, we're not suggesting anything silly, such as "I'm With Stupid, " but perhaps something from your favorite local restaurant or business. For example, Freeport Bakery tees (shown right, $15.95), especially the one that says "Voted Best in Sacramento," should elicit the question, "How good IS that bakery?"
River City Brewery also has cute T-shirts, as does Joe's Crab Shack, even though it's not indigenous to California.
And, for you cerebral types, anything from one of our finer institutions of higher learning speaks volumes about your intellect. Heck, borrow a gym tee from your high schooler's drawer!
Of course, there's always the professional sports teams to promote, including the Kings, Monarchs and River Cats.
I myself try to make a pilgrimmage to the South (Virginia) every summer. I returned last year with a T-shirt that reads: "Horsepasture (Va.) Vol. Fire Dept. Antique Tractor Pull."
Trust me, folks in Sacramento were just itching to know what the heck a "tractor pull" was. Let's just say my younger brother won first place and got his pic on the front page of the local paper.
-- Leigh Grogan