We continued our stroll through Old Town and stepped into Pennypickle’s Workshop. I have passed by this place dozens of time, but hadn’t set foot inside until now. I consider myself a 60-year-old child and I felt right at home here. The mind of Phineas T. Pennypickle is a wondrous place indeed, and kids of all ages will have plenty to see and explore here. It’s won many awards including Best Museum and Best Kids’ Party Place from Nickleodeon’s Parents’ Picks Awards. It deserves all the accolades it receives. We walked around the corner and ducked inside the Temecula Lavender Company. The smell when you walk in the door is intoxicating. Every nook and cranny is filled with all things lavender; soaps, lotions, sachet and they even had a little tincture for a small scrape I had suffered.
Since the little kid in all of us was already out and about, wasn’t it fitting that our next two stops were for sweets and root beer?! Next stop, the Old Town Sweet Shop where we lapped up creamy ice cream and homemade candies. At the Old Town Root Beer Company, we marveled at the shelves filled with not only hundreds of different root beers, but other sodas as well. Our collective sweet toothed sated, we walked beck to the Temecula Civic Center where nearly 30 wineries, restaurants and local businesses were on hand to wine and dine us and introduce themselves to us.