With Dad and Doris here visiting, we really wanted to do something special with them. The first night, we went out to our local little Mexican Food Restaurant. I figured that is easier than cooking, right? LOL
Gold Rush Site: Yesterday was a great day!! In the morning, with the sun shining brightly, we drove to the California Gold Discovery site park to spend some time.
Look how pretty the American River is:
While we were visiting the park, my favorite place was the blacksmith shop, where they had a female blacksmith docent giving a demonstration. Hmmm… I could really get into blacksmithing, it looked so much like what I’ve been learning this year, only on a huge scale.
Welding Tank: Then we drove to a welding supply store to pick up my birthday present from my father. I know I’m strange, but I really wanted an acetylene tank for my soldering torch. I’m setting up a metal art studio in my garage right now.
State Capitol Building: Then it was on to see Jack and the kids. Unfortunately, baby Jack was sick with the flu, and DIL Aimee was coming down with a virus, too. This was my dad’s first visit with Jack since his birth so he could see how cute he is.
Jack’s dad, which is my oldest son, works down at the state capitol as Chief of Staff for a state politician. This meant we got to visit the state capitol after hours, when it was basically empty. Here are some nice photos from this trip:
the rotunda (above)
Check out the quilt design on the rotunda floor:
And, in case you don’t know whose office this is, here is a hint:
The annual Christmas Tree was being set up for the future tree lighting ceremony.
After our tour, we strolled over a few blocks to a very nice restaurant here in Sacramento, Morton’s Steakhouse. This is not your usual steakhouse, dinner for 5 was about $700+. Service was wonderful, food was fantastic, and my dessert was thier famous Hot Chocolate Cake… YUM!
Today is a Bar-b-que get together at our house for family. Joe is smoking some ribs, and I’ll make all the rest.
Hope your holiday was special, too! Hugs, Carla
PS: Tomorrow, I need to finish the quilt I have loaded on my machine table… keep watching!