Victorian Christmas in Nevada City
So we ere feeling i the mood for a road trip and a bit of that olde St Nick but not Santa and his elves. We had a few thoughts. Sutter Creek in Amador is know to go old timey and Grass Valley does a Cornish Christmas that really spoke to the Cornish Pasty lover in me. We decided to go on a Sunday and went to Nevada City. That hilly gem of a multi belief artsy moonbeam city. I've enjoyed Grass Valley and Nevada City ever since I lived in Chico. The foothills suit me. Anyway back to the olde weekend.
We knew it was going to be cold so we tried to get out relatively early to allow us time before darkness fell. It was a good plan as it was very crisp in Nevada City. But, there was hot cider and coffee and hot toddys and hot mulled wine to keep the hands and insides "warm". Parking was packed as one can imagine so after a couple quick trys we ended up going to the shuttle staging area and took a lovely short bus into the center of Victorian Fun.
Almost all the shops were open(yeah capitalism as my wife bought a lovely purple hat), there were all kinds of tents with wares being sold, lots of dogs, street musicians, and quite a few well dressed era appropriate people walking around. If you get a chance go to the Victorian Christmas in Nevada City. See more info here.
Sacramento Mural Festival
The Sacramento Mural Festival went off this week on several Sacramento building walls adding to the few that are already sprinkled around town. Sacramento is getting on the Portland mural bandwagon and I like it.
From Alkali Flats to Southside through Midtown we drove side street to side street to capture the murals and the artists. Some were a bit further along than others and several still had the artists working on them when we got there. See below.
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