Gold rush fever

At the start of May we started our California trip vacation in the state's capital Sacramento from where we cruised along highway 49 through old gold rush towns.  The trip across the ocean had been rather smooth, also for Kabouter and after we all crashed in our beds exhausted upon arrival we were ready to hit the road after a good night's sleep.  

We strolled in the morning through the few blocks of "old Sacramento" along the river where in the past the peddle boats brought in the cargo for the gold rush towns from San Francisco.  We also went to see the capitol building and after a stop in the local supermarket for some baby diapers we got in our rental car in search of little ghost towns, old saw mills, ...  A very nice relaxing stop was the pitoresque town of Sutter Creek where the wine tasting was enjoyable too. 

At the end of the day we entered the foothills of the Sierra Nevada with unexpected passes & vista's. 











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