Howard Johnson O'Cairns Inn and Suites
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... 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.
... July 26, 1880
Rated Capacity - 1,958 (it now houses 2500 to 5,500!! (They now have a second building, but the second building houses the "crazies" and there are 800 of them in the Psychiatric Ward. Ugh
Size, total acres - 1,000
Number of cells - 1700
The decision to build another prison to relieve the serious overcrowding at San Quentin was decided in 1858 - but construction didn't begin until 1878. ...
... long. Yes, I am blessed to be on this trip, seeing the things I'm seeing and doing what I'm doing but for golly's sake, does it have to be with my brother while he pokes me and makes **** jokes or while my dad gives me a lecture on some incredibly uninteresting subject or my mom tells me that I have a feather on my back (it's not my fault I'm molting, it's the coat!) you wonder why, why oh why does my trip have to be so fantastic and torturous at the same time. I long only ...
... with plenty of time and made it through security smoothly. There was some turbulence on our flight, but everything was smooth until the end. We had a connecting flight in Philadelphia and upon landing we were told that we couldn't pull to the gate because of severe thunderstorm warnings. We had to stay on the plane waiting to pull to the gate for about 2 hours. Woohoo! Luckily we had a four hour layover and our flight to Paris was delayed so we made it to our connecting ...
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