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Gold was discovered at Sutter's Mill in 1848. This find attracted Americans and immigrants alike. American men moved west and immigrants arrived via San Francisco's port. Towns such as Coloma and Virginia City grew steadily, but as soon as the gold was gone, their populations' plummeted. Though the gold was eventually all removed, the immigrant miners stayed in the area. The discovery of gold helped grow the American West into what is ...
... We lucked out and ended up in Volcano which was minutes away from the cavern.
Monday in Volcano in October was closed up tight. The restaurant I picked was deserted. I found a local worker who directed me to the market and bakery. We chose the bakery. It smelled great and felt cozy compared to the store which was cold and dark and felt very much like how it did in the 1800's. The bakery sandwiches were made on the ...
I feel the draw of the open road and off we go for Amador County and the foothills of the Sierras. I found a darling cottage on airbnb booked it for two nights. It was a mere 2 1/2 hours from Lafayette. We are staying near the tiny Fiddletown and the last store is in Plymouth where we stopped for supplies.
We found our accommodations easily and the hosts, Sherry and ...
... Gerry road his bike most every day. Maggie and I did a lot of walking. The mornings were cool, but temps reached into the nineties by noon. So on with the a/c in the motor coach until the sun went down. I went to the seafood buffet one night and had all the crab legs and whole lobster you could eat. ...
... front) of the car we returned to the Hawkins for pancakes. As we were cooking, we learnt how to master the art of cooking American bacon. I'm unsure that we succeeded, but we tried. An hour later we were out the door for a day on the rapids - the South Fork of the American River.The rapids on the South Fork are "rock garden" style rapids: meaning rocks in the channel create the rapids. Large pools follow each rapid, allowing time to regroup.
We couldn't be in better hands. ...