After failing to make an edible pizza a couple of nights ago, we thought we needed some real pizza to get the sour taste out of our mouths, so to speak. Rio Vista has a great pizza place – Pizza Factory. I think it’s a franchise because there’s another one in Walnut Grove. Anyway, they make their own dough and it’s fantastic. So after doing very little today we thought we deserved dinner out. Makes sense, right?
After dinner we walked around Rio Vista a little. It’s a sad little town. There are so many boarded up buildings and spaces for lease. The main street seems like it should have more activity than it actually does. The streets are nice, there’s parking really close to the shops, but there’s just not a lot of people there. We did see this little VW Bug/camper. What people there were out and about were gravitating toward this monstrosity.
Even the waterfront is pretty vacant. City Hall and the water treatment plant sit on the water, but there’s really no other stores other than a bait shop and an unnamed bar. The view of the Rio Vista Bridge was nice though.
Then we decided to stop on Jackson Slough Road at the spot where we always see people fishing for crawdads. We were the only ones there, but we did hear a little meow coming from under a large pipe. A little scrawny cat came right up to us and was so friendly. We gave her some of our left over pizza (she ate everything – salami, mushroom, the bread). We felt so bad for her we drove to the marina, grabbed some of Suki’s hard food and some tin foil, drove back to where she lives and gave her some food. She was starving, but when we left she followed us to the car and just cried and cried as we drove away. It seems she would rather have human company than food. I’m such a sucker for animals! I’m probably going to stop there when I drive by (which is at least twice a day during the week) to give her some food and TLC.