An exit by exit pictorial of the snow after a winter storm hit the area.
We made a road trip up to Amador County to see Daffodil Hill after hearing about all it's glory. But, with the recent rains it seemed a bit dicey. So we checked the day ahead and they said they would be open so we made the trip past Jackson and past the old rubble of Volcano. Apparently it was not 100% but it was good. Many Bay Area tourists were up there and some who make yearly pilgrimages and we were a little taken back by the crowds. We thought it would be less attended but obviously we were wrong.
It was a fine day. A splendid day at Daffodil Hill and we got very lucky. Literally the next weekend it was over. The Daffodil comes and goes and so does Daffodil Hill in mere weeks. Even less with bad weather.
Apple Hill Snow
With the Calendar flipping to be more springy I had possibly my last opportunity to go to a snowy apple hill. So as the storm cleared out I headed up the hill before it was blossom season. By the time I got there the snow was receeding quickly. But, I made it one more time before the sun wont go away.
I hit Boa Vista Orchards as it's the only one open year round and got some apple goodness. You know, donuts and strudel. Then went a little higher into Apple Hill past Larsen's taking the back roads very slowly in case of black ice and even stumbled on a few dear before getting to Camino. But, my quest was further. The road framed with tall trees and snow was lovely as I made my way to Pollock Pines knowing I dare not venture much further in a RWD car. Snow season done but I was there one last time.
Sacramento Road Trip
With all the rain we've been getting we just had to see what the Sierra's looked like. So it was time to make a road trip to our favorite spots in Truckee for coffee and for a sandwich.
We love going to Truckee with snow on the ground. Not snow falling with chains. That takes some of the fun away from it. This time there was so much snow that the plows had pushed to the side you literally could drive right past Boreal without knowing it was there. One big snow wall.
Since we left late and took out time for lunch we knew the road down on a Sunday was going to be packed. So we diverted to Nevada City and reloaded on caffeine at The Curly Wolf. Highly recommend.
San Luis Obispo
As far as smaller cities go San Luis Obispo is A ok by us. We love it there.So since January is a SLOW month we drove down to SLO for the weekend hitting up a few usuals but also going further to Solvang.
I'm a dork for snow so when it started raining I headed for the hills. I got off work early told everyone my plans with them laughing at me. But I did it. Left work and headed up the Apple Hill posting pictures on social media. I just had to touch the snow and get an apple donut. They wished I brought back donuts.
My wife and I love to go for road trips or just short rides. It's pretty much free(except for gas money) and Sacramento being such a big city so many diverse things to do. A funny one is to go search out turkeys. Seriously. We live in Arden and not too far down by Campus Commons it's not unusual to find some Turkeys hanging out or crossing the road. But, this weekend was epic. A few toms, and few hens, and some youngings. Like 25 of them. It was a pretty crazy sight and they certainly took over the road and delayed traffic.
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