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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Another award, another adventure.....

Hi all! I just won another Versatile Blogger award from  THANK YOU!!! I feel quite honored to have been given this award two times already! Now there are rules...I have to tell you 7 things you do not know about me, and then pass the award on. Now this is VERY hard, cause well, I tell you most everything about me on a daily basis...and then it is also very hard to pick favorites....but I shall do my best.

So here we go......

1. When I was a kid, I loved to play in the dirt, climb trees and explore the near by woods and I collected lizards.
2. I used to be very much into new wave music in the 80's and dressed the well as dressed like Madonna on a regular basis! 
3. All I ever wanted to be was a Mom and a housewife.
4. I say a prayer to win publishers clearing house, EVERY DAY!
5. I really HATE most things about my body, no matter how much I say I have come to accept them.
6. I want my dark hair back, but am too chicken to color it again now that I have gone natural, mainly cause of the work it would take to keep it up
7. I HATE photos of me. All photos, so take and share them as a way to lesson the discomfort I feel about them.

Ok....Now blogs I think you should check out...well besides my daughter Rebeccas! LOL
Everything Fabulous
Deliciously Organized
Layers of Meaning
Hello Splendor
Just Simply Live

That should keep you busy for today after you read my real blog LOL
 Ok. Ok, now to get down to the post I had planned for today! ADVENTURE!!! Our anniversary, as you know was this past Monday. We had a bit of an issue though. We had a billing error that took 400.00 extra dollars from our account that we did not have to spare, and well it included our going out cash, which was small to begin with . LUCKILY, my Mom sent us a check and so we were all set.

It was not much, but it got us 15.00 worth of gas and just enough cash that we shared a burger and fries at a diner and had a wonderful day out. Our first stop was Nevada City , Ca. Located about 45 minutes or so to the North of us.
We of course went to explore the historic portion of the city.  Nestled amongst the majestic pines , on the border of the Tahoe National Forest,
it is one of the best preserved towns of the west, and full of historic importance and sites to see. " But Nevada City is more than a historical site to see. It is a vibrant, thriving community and entertainment capital of the Sierra Nevada foothills. Visitors enjoy fine restaurants and lodgings, live theatre, music, shopping, antiques, art galleries and museums." Here is just a sampling of what we saw...there is so much more, but it would take days and many, many photos! There is a real sense of history here for sure, between the old mining equipment such as ...

This shaft drill core. The Pelton Water wheel,

And the five stamp mill
There was the monument to the Maidu Indians   
 And the wonderful, shops, places to eat and homes that line the streets of this town...

We thoroughly enjoyed our time there ! We walked the streets, took in the sites,  exploring the shops, did some wine tasting, and ate a bit of chocolate and got in quite a bit of exercise as well ! We have plans to go back from time to time and try out new places to eat and sites to see in and amongst the historic district of this quaint western town. Everyone was so friendly and inviting how could we not want to go back??? Plus I hear there is a walking ghost tour!!! I feel a theme for October in the works!

 Tomorrow .....Empire Mine! In Grass Valley.....till then, get out there, away from the computer and go on an adventure of your very own , you will not regret it!


  1. Thank you, so much, for sharing this lovely little town... get pictures of beautiful... congratulations on your blog award and I must say that I share most of your feelings about yourself... it seems this generation was meant for public life and embraces it fully... something, I have yet to do, without trepidation... when you get a break, come visit

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  2. Congrats to you! And thank you so much for the award. We truly appreciate it!

  3. Congratulation on your award!!!! :) Love to read 7 things about you..the dressing like Madonna crack me up!! and I am with you on taking pictures of myself!!
    Thank you so much for passing forward this way!! Hope you have a great weekend!

  4. Congratulations on the award. And, I love the great adventure and commentary about Nevada City! Lots of fun!


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