Yet ANOTHER idea is a trip up California Hwy 49... In the very scenic world renowned Sierra Nevada mountains...in historic places, in the mountains & gulches, small towns and boomtowns along the pioneer "Golden Chain Highway" of the Mother Lode goldrush country...
Breakfast in Coursegold...???
Lunch in Sonora...??? Doc's Texas bbq...???
Desert in Murphy's ...??? Try the pies...
Dinner in Columbia...???
Munchies in Mariposa...???
Dinner in Coulterville...???
Lunch in Angels Camp...???
Dinner in Jackson...???
Lunch in Placerville...???
Dinner in Nevada City...???
Dinner in Downeyville...???
Lunch in Loyalton...???
Pork in Portola...??? NOMINATIONS:
would anybody like to be a Regional Guide...??? STOPS & ITINERARY:
Suggestions of places to eat...??? What route versus time of day to plan well timed meals (breakfast at breakfasttime, lunch at lunchtime, dinner at dinnertime, etc)
My initial thoughts are to start at the southern end in mid to late May (but BEFORE the Memorial Day Weekend tourist onslaught) and work our way north...possibility of encountering SNOW in May. ALTERNATIVE is to do it in the FALL (after Labor Day) to see Fall Colors, again trying to avoid the summer crowds...
Links for California Hwy 49: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_State_Route_49 http://www.historichwy49.com/mainmap.html http://highway49.org/site/pages/home.cgi www.malakoff.com/goldcountry/maintcgc.htm http://www.roadtripamerica.com/drives/ca49.htm www.viamagazine.com/destinations/northern-gold-country Do you know of any good places to eat, sleep, & be merry alongf this route (or nearby)...???
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