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Saturday July 12, 2014
Today was a rest and relaxation day. The afternoon was spent at the pool reading, swimming and some conversation with our fellow campers; for dinner we visited a local restaurant for a meal of prime ...
... a film explaining the discovery of gold the formation of
the town. We wandered around the town which had several period buildings, a functioning blacksmith shop and a recreation of the saw mill near which gold was discovered. After a picnic lunch we headed north on CA Rt. 49 to “Nevada City” an old gold mining town where we strolled Main Street of the historic district and did a little shopping.
... the wooden sidewalks past the
beautifully restored store fronts containing restaurants, bars, ice cream parlors’, candy stores clothing stores and souvenir shops. We also walked down to the river where there is a paddle wheel boat that is now a combination restaurant, bar and hotel. It was an enjoyable afternoon.
Wednesday July 9, 2014
This morning we essentially started our trip home, by heading south on US Rt. 101. The beginning of the trip was along the coast and through the redwood forest; unfortunately for
the first hour it was very foggy and we couldn’t appreciate the ocean views. Further along as we turned inland the fog disappeared and we could ...
... learn that the Gold Rush is very much the reason for California's blossoming and is an interesting aspect of California's history. After Gold was discovered people came from all over the world to seek their fortune in California. Before that, there was a small population of people (mostly men) who came as pioneers, and of course California was still part of Mexico just before the Gold Rush as well.
Another thing we ...
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