I had a great weekend. Friends of ours have a second home up in the gold country and they invited Duke and I to spend the weekend with them. Friday night we took the scenic route up to Sacramento along the delta. We stopped at Isleton for dinner at the River’s Edge Cafe. We had a great home made lunch there a few months ago and the home made pasta we had Friday night was also delicious.
On Saturday we all went to the Empire Gold Mine. It is a state park now but it is the site of the oldest, largest, and richest gold mine in California. We toured the house and explored several of the old mine buildings including the black smith shop and the room containing a scale model of the more than 300 miles of tunnels in the mine. I’m always fascinated by these kinds of places where you can get a real sense of the technology and the history.
Saturday night after dinner we all sat on the back deck and enjoyed looking at the stars through Ray’s telescope. I got to see Jupiter and four of its moon. It was very cool. It was a very relaxing wonderful weekend.