After a great trip we made the few hour trek home. Drove through south Lake Tahoe. Wow it’s way bigger than I imagined. Kiddos want to go back and walk downtown so […]
More of the American River.
The south fork of the American River.
Location of original saw mill. Silly dad 🙂
Actual gold discovery location where James Marshall picked up a small flake on January 24, 1848. He never found anything bigger than the size of half a pea.
Old mining wagon.
After leaving Fairfield we headed east on the 50 in search of the first sighting of gold all those years ago.
Not quite state Capitol worth but still pretty neat 🙂
Entering a no photo zone. It was a pretty cool tour. And free samples. We loved the cool robot arms. Pretty amazing what machines can accomplish 🙂
Every head must wear a hat….
So many bright colors !! I love it 🙂
I was stupidly excited upon entering the building 🙂
At the top of the rotunda. That’s a fun word 🙂 I’m totally building one in the RV haha
Quite lavish accommodations for people who “represent the people”.
Ryder’s favorite president overseeing things Abraham Lincoln.
Looking up in the rotunda. So stunningly beautiful.
We got soooo lucky and they had a dust bowl exhibit inside. We just ended our Great Depression unit which lead us into our dust bowl unit. Couldn’t be more perfect.
It really is an impressive building. Reminds me of the Thomas Jefferson monument in St.Louis.
A quick walk around the park.
Party Reeds doll from the infamous Donner party. Such a beautiful story so cool to see her in person.
Impromptu road trip to Sacramento 🙂
It’s going to take several pics to get caught up but here we go. We were in the Reno snow and cold and felt like we needed to thaw out a bit […]
Took this pic just before pulling away yesterday morning. We had about a 4 hour drive ahead of us so a nice easy day. But in Cunningham fashion plans always change 🙂 […]
Well, San Diego was far different than I expected. In some ways it was much better than I expected but in others I came to know some sad truths. But now that […]
This is about the cutest thing ever!!!! Kitty love 🙂
So I ditched the crutches yesterday and feeling better…yeah!!! Enjoying our time here in South Dakota, lots and lots of school and gearing up for the cold winter that awaits us. It’s […]
More snow pics…
Hubby was nice enough to go through the construction to get me a pic. It was pretty awesome, we just read about their journey a couple of weeks ago even before we […]
On our way to Wells, NV we planned to make a stop at the Donner Memorial in Truckee. Turns out the storm that came through left some awesome snow. Unfortunately the memorial […]
So after we left the Redwoods the plan was to get to South Dakota as fast as we could to make it in time for trick or treating with friends. Apparently I […]
The Redwoods were definitely my favorite stop so far. This is what it’s all about. When we first hit the trail I was so worried about some terrible thing happening. And then […]
On our way back we came across this little guy. I was beyond excited. I had been looking for banana slugs the whole way. I told Ryder to pick him up and […]
Me pretending to be an amazing photographer 🙂
The trail was so beautiful. Just what I was hoping for. Nothing but nature, no people, no cars just trees and nature all around us.
About half way on our hike we looked over to see just how high up we were.
It was the day before we were leaving the Redwoods and we wanted to go on a walk through the grove. We went to Richardson Grove state park and found a trail. […]
Hubby and I in the great big Redwoods…
One of the famous drive through trees in the Redwoods. We couldn’t actually drive through it, but walking through was just as cool 🙂
My handsome little man…
My mountain man 🙂
I can’t believe she got in, it was easily 40 degrees outside!!
The beautiful Eel river, we went up river as far as we could and got some amazing pics.
The Eel river was just a small hike down from our campsite. It seems to be several miles long as it winds through the Redwoods in many different groves. The fresh rain […]
This was quite an interesting little town. Quaint and kind of an eerie calm about it. We had a great time!
More Tide pools 🙂
My handsome hubby!!
The black sand beaches are gorgeous!!