15.05.2012 - 16.05.2012 27 °C
Not sure what happened with the photos all doubling up but the technical director has fixed it, phew.
A leisurely start to the day. We don't have far to travel and we can't check in till 3pm.
First stop petrol (or should we say "gas"). Prices vary by as much as 30 cents a gallon. Thank goodness for google. We got it at $4.15 a gallon but saw it for $4.45 on our travels. Costco had it for $4.09 but we weren't anywhere near one.
Checked out Placerville (or Hangtown as it used to be known as).
Passed through Drytown - check out the photo.
Passed through Amador City (don't be fooled by the name, it's a one horse town, population 137).
Then on to our bed for the night at Sutter Creek. Real pretty town population 2000 odd.
Really pretty meadows and rolling hills on our drive from Vacaville.
Dinner in Sutter Creek was going to be at Susan's Place, but like half the shops here they are closed mon, tues and weds. So we had Italian pasta. We are still pizza'd out from New York.
Lovely hotel where we could here the dulcet tones of croaking frogs (bet they are hiding out in case they get taken to Frogtown for the jumping competition tomorrow).
This morning another leisurely start to the day. I drove to Jackson. Had to stop here cos Jackson is our grandson. And no news on grandchild number two yet (hang in there Ange, due tomorrow, or the next day...)
Then remaining on Highway 49 went through to Angel's Camp (affectionately known as Frogtown). I think frog jumping is the only thing that happens there. Oh and the frogs inspired Mark Twain to write a story. Stopped for lunch and Smiler spotted a couple of cowboys but I wouldn't let him take a photo.
Finally reached our destination Sonora. Population 4900. Momentarily lost due to a detour as the cycle race was due in town at the same time.