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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.
... pistachio trees. We turned south on I-5 and then east on I-80 to our campground in “Citrus Heights”, a Passport America campground. Today was a long day on the road, 365 miles that took us 9 hours; it was a long drive because most was on 2 lane roads that wound through and over the mountains. While it was long it was also a drive
through the beautiful country side.
... and establishment of the United States.
During this trip, Glenn and I have been pointing out to the boys where Native populations still exist throughout this country and help them understand that we share the land with Native Americans both as citizens of the United States and as our neighbors on Independent Native American reservations/nations throughout this grand country we are so blessed to live in.
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