Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Gold Miners Inn-Grass Valley
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Capital: Carson City
Area: 110,567 square miles
Bird: Mountain bluebird
Motto: All of our Country,
Cities: Grass Valley, Meadow Vista
Parks: Tahoe National forest, Reno Las Vegas, University of Nevada, Toiyabe national Forest, Black Rock Desert.
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 ...
... but it’s expensive. Gas/Diesel here is at a very good price. The manager, Pat, is no longer at the park which is too bad as they really don’t have an office anymore…just a sign to a trailer to sign in. This is the big downfall but don’t let it keep you from staying here. Super pleasant wooded, rustic park that I would definitely stay in again.
So, off we go……….Oregon here we ...
... Grass Valley.
Grass Valley has many Vermontesque shops - lots of local artisans, delicious local food, farmer's market and incredible live local musicians playing in the blocked off streets. We even ate ice cream at a local shop that rivaled Ben and Jerry's - the ice cream bars were out of this world.
The best part though was spending time with family - grandpa took the boys golfing, we went to the local beach ...
Saturday we hit the road for our big Alaska adventure. We plan on updating this travel journal often with photos and commentary, and although we may not have a chance to post every day, we will catch up when we ...