Quarantine Walk

I am healthy and so far my family is healthy.  I am lucky enough to have a job.  I am lucky enough to be working from home.  For these things I am grateful.  Having said that I am restless as are many of you.  After not having left the house for a month except for grocery runs and trips to work it was time to take a drive.  Along the way to my destination I saw a few parked cars at the side of the road and a well travelled equestrian path I had never noticed before in the Auburn State Recreational Area.  Equipped with my mask and miles of social distancing space I took a short morning walk which refreshed me completely.

I share this wondering how all of you traveler’s are holding up?  How are you recharging while safely quarantining?  I hope all of you are well and your families are well and you are travelling in your minds.  I appreciate the freedoms we had up until just recently and I look forward to being able to plan safe travels soon.  I also look forward more than ever to hear all about your upcoming safe travels.  Until then stay well and travel in your dreams.

Odd Colossal Auburn Statuary

Auburn is another fine Gold Country town near Sacramento, California.  Auburn is known for its mining and mandarins.  But, for those looking for something random and unusual look no farther than Dr. Fox’s Colossal Statues.

One giant Gold Miner can be seen from the freeway welcoming visitors and passersby.  This gold minor embodies the Gold Rush and is the unofficial mascot of the town.

Stranger and slightly more controversial are the naked Amazonian women and their friend in bondage who sit and protect a local auto mechanic’s shop.

I remember driving by these tall muses on my way to a yoga class one day and nearly drove off the road.  One just doesn’t expect to see something like this in the middle of an old fashioned gold country town.  And from what I understand they were quite controversial at one time.

Old Town Auburn Doors

Happy Thursday everyone.  Meet the doors of Old Town Auburn, California.  Auburn is another great city which has its roots in the Gold Rush.  It has changed a lot over the years and is growing regularly.  It is known for its vibrant Old Town, its mandarins, and its wine believe it or not.  I took some inspiration from Norm 2.0 and snapped some colorful photos of its doors for you.


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