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Saturday, September 10, 2011

from Sacramento

We have spent the last 3 nights at the West Sacramento KOA and have been exploring the some of the area.
The temp has been above normal almost a 100 but it is a dry heat so not so bad.
We wandered about Old Sacramento with it's quaint old west buildings, we spent a couple of hours going through the State Railroad Museum and took a short walk around the Capital grounds which are beautiful, lined with various CA trees, a rose garden and cactus garden along with the memorials to Vietnam, WWII, and Spanish American War. It happened to be CA state birthday and they had a birthday cake on the west lawn.

Today we took a drive to Jamestown to see the Railtown State Park,the trains and buildings were saved by the early movie business as Engine No. 3 has starred in many movies, TV shows and commercials.
We stopped at the Ghiradalli outlet for ice cream and of course bought some chocolate.
We learned some about the almond growing business after stopping at the Blue Diamond factory and store. This is the fruit ready to be harvested, they shake the tree then rake up the nuts. The tree blooms in Feb.
This area has acres and acres of almond trees, grapes and other fruit and vegetables, during our drive we saw truck loads of plum tomatoes going to market.
We are heading out again tomorrow, stay tuned to see where we go next.

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