Colfax has a fascinating history, and there’s a fun event coming up on the day before Independence Day!
Truckee is a great place to visit in the summer. When it’s in the 90s and 100s in the foothills, it’s in the 80s in Truckee. There is also lots to do there this summer.
You can watch free movies, and swim for $1 each all throughout the summer in Auburn and Meadow Vista!
Meadow Vista is a charming town with a unique history just east of Auburn. Every year, thousands attend Pioneer Day on the first Sunday in June, this year on June 5.
Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park is a fascinating destination to learn about hydraulic mining. They are also having a special event, Humbug Living History Day.
Do you love classic cars? If so, you have to come to Auburn Cruise Nite which takes place throughout the summer.
There is a really fun amusement park in Gilroy for children and adults that combines rides and agriculture, including the Circus Trees. Learn all about Gilroy Gardens.
The Amgen Tour of California is fun for all ages to watch! There are several places we can watch the men and women race locally this year.
We took the Amtrak California Zephyr from Colfax to Reno, and back again. It was one of the most enjoyable trips of my life. Here is my On The Road report about it, as well as some photos from the trip.
Going around a corner and seeing the front of the train ahead of us.
So much leg room!
Pure white snow at Donner Summit
One of the pretty waterfalls.
Pretty snow on a rock.
More gorgeous snow.
More of Donner Lake.
Looking out the back of the train.
Traveling along the Truckee River
A freight train going the other direction.
Our coach car.
If you love exploring in your car, here are some scenic byways in Northern California from a great resource where you can also find scenic byways throughout the United States.