Just wanted to check in with everyone and let them know that we made it up the hill and haven't stopped long enough to collect our thoughts for the most part. We have contributed mightily to the local economy, eaten some incredible, if not fancy, food and basically just had a pretty good time.
Fred, as always has been very helpful and as soon as I get back to the land of fast internet, I will post some of them.
We spent a good chunk of time in Jackson on Friday, first having lunch at The Rosebud café and then checking out its multitude of antique stores. TBG found the model train museum and we spent a chunk of time visiting with and admiring the trains. They are recreating the various lines that existed in the air. I'm not really certain The Doctor has ever visited here, but there was a TARDIS in the display. :D
After four hours, we decided it was time to check in. We relaxed in our room until around five and then headed into Sutter Creek. They always have a craft show at the community center and we visit the rescue table to stuff dollars into the various animal stockings trimming their tree. After that, it was the cheese shop and a couple of other boutique stores that Barb likes.
We headed back to Jackson for dinner at Stanley's Steakhouse. The food was good, the prime rib perfect. I have to confess sleeping like a log that night.
Saturday, we started by having breakfast at The Old Well, our favorite breakfast stop, then headed to Amador City to checkout their stores. We didn't buy much, but that's okay because we went back to Sutter Creek and made up for it. We parked the truck, happily in a lot, and did the rest of the shops in Sutter Creek. By two, we were ready for lunch (Buffalo Chips Café) and then we walked back to the hotel.
After a rest, TBG joined Barb at the church and I walked back into Sutter Creek's main drag. Check out a couple antique stores while waiting for the Posada. It was very different this year. It hit the main street and briefly paused at the Sutter Creek Inn before taking off at a dead run for the manger. Mary must have been in a hurry this year. The two narrators were really bad and their script was awful. Oh well, we all know the story.
After that, we headed back to Amador City to the Imperial Hotel for dinner. It was a lengthy affair - they are good, but not fast. It didn't matter, we had a great time chatting.
Now I'm just waiting for people to wake up. Once that happens, we will head out, grab some breakfast and then it's off to Pollock Pines for the tree. Hope the weekend is treating everyone well.