We have a habit of exploring historic places and so we found ourselves in the heart of historic Vacaville trying to snag a place for breakfast
We circle around the downtown area and find a refurbished town centre. There are not many places serving meals and we prefer local outlets as opposed to chain restaurants. Then we spotted the Heritage House Cafe, photos of which were posted on an earlier blog entry.
It is a spartan place reminiscent of the 50's , not updated as evidenced by the restroom facilities, but it is clean and the food is honestly prepared
The kitchen is old-style, excuse the "blur" I was trying to be discreet and in stealth mode
There is a small counter area with booths on both sides. I appears that most of these customers are locals
You never know what to expect when you come into these small towns but the food is usually made from scratch instead of pre-prepared. The coffee also had a lot of flavour, not watered down like some places
While we were waiting for our meal I noticed this sign on the signature table behind me
When we arrived the table was empty but I was pondering the meaning of these simple words. I think we could have sat down on this table if we wanted. Eventually someone came in and sat at the table. Then another . . . and another until they were now a group. I turned around and spoke to the person at the head of the table as he seemed to be in charge. I asked about the sign and he said that he was very good at "doing nothing" . Another person from the table chimed in and said that he was so good at "doing nothing" that they made him President of the "DO NOTHING CLUB"
We chatted for a while and eventually I mentioned that I could be very good at "doing nothing" too, with a bit of practice but I didn't live locally so couldn't attend their meetings. I said we were from Canada and could we start a Chapter of the "Do Nothing Club" up here, and he said why not ?
Before we went on our way I asked if I could snap a photo of the Do Nothing Club, Vacaville Chapter, and they said Okay
The President was the fellow in the front with the white shirt . Below is another photo of the Do Nothing Club, taken in 2002. As you notice, he has been President for nearly a decade. He must excel in "doing Nothing" . From the 2002 photo I notice that they have many more members . I can only surmise that No One let them know they were meeting for breakfast today
I am looking forward to Doing Nothing as a future pastime