Traveling Guests! 9/28 - 10/1

Susan and Tom pulled into the "Wilkinson RV Park" to spend the weekend with us.  We met them on our travels in 2011, when we shared hot dogs and s'mores on July 4th while camped in Republic WA, and then in August they joined us at Rock Canyon RV Park in Livingston MT.  There, along with Donna, Danny, and Fred, we lined the rocks of the Yellowstone River and caught boatloads of trout.  Ate 'em, too!  We had a good time together last year, including hiking in Yellowstone Nat'l Park.

Tom, Susan and Jimmy on the Cascade Canal path.  We put in 5 miles on the path Saturday morning, walkin' and chattin'.  We had a lot of catching up to do.

Delicious Saturday dinner outdoors @ Ike's Quarter Cafe in Nevada City.  Afterwards, we strolled the town, followed by a movie at the Nevada Theater:  "Beasts of the Southern Wild."  This was quite a feature film - given well-deserved rave reviews - and we recommend seeing it, if you get a chance.

And these two photos are a small portion of what's in Placerville Hardware, known as the oldest hardware store west of the Mississippi.  The store started out as a tin shop in the early 1850s; i.e., it sold cooking pans and fry-ware.  Fascinating place to wander around in.  The four of us drove to Placerville on Sunday to have a look-see at the Antique Street Faire.  Wonderful drive on Hwy 49, thru old gold towns, such as Coloma, which is a place Jimmy and I plan to visit further when the weather cools. (Today was Hot!  The Prius was parked in a covered parking garage, and it recorded 99F when we got inside to head for home.)  Placerville is known as Hangtown, and the hardware store is reputed to be haunted - ewww.  Wait!  Are those two ghosts standing in the doorway?

 Walking the blazing hot pavement at the street fair (but not for too long).

 Susan and Tom at their camper on Monday, which they may replace soon....

Looking up at our tall trees as Tom and Susan get their camper ready to leave.

All set to pull out Monday Noon.  Short and sweet visit.  We'll meet up with them again in the future.  Safe travels home to Scottsdale, Susan and Tom!

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