|CALIFORNIA STATE CAPITOL|
When we told people we were going to spend a few days in Sacramento, they said “Whyyyy?” Nevertheless, we’re glad we did. Yes, there are economic problems, vacant buildings and homeless people on the streets. But there is also much to see and enjoy. Not to mention that Sacramento is often listed among the 10 sunniest cities in the country.
have ever visited. Situated beside the Sacramento River, 28 acres have been designated a National Historic Landmark District and State Historic Park.
|MAIN ST. OLD SACRAMENTO|
|RESTORED BUILDINGS OLD SACRAMENTO|
Eventually, floods and fires that ravaged hastily erected wooden buildings forced the commercial development of the town eastward, away from the water. The original town became known as the worst skid row west of Chicago.
|RAILROAD MUSEUM OLD SACRAMENTO|
The capitol city seemed an appropriate place to conclude our time in California which consisted of 3 months and 17 stops. All of it enhanced by friends visited along the way. So far, the nomadic lifestyle agrees with us.
|MT. SHASTA - OUR LAST PHOTO IN CALIFORNIA|
As we drove north from Sacramento headed for Oregon, we stopped to take a picture of Mount Shasta and bid farewell to California. For now.