Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Road Trip

Work in Progress
18 x 24
Pastel on Canson Paper

My husband of 51 years took me on a delightful weekend road trip for my birthday to California's Gold Country along Highway 49 (called the miner's highway named after the 1849 goldrush). Our destination was Sonora which is in the heart of California's Gold Country.

Highway 49 runs through the heart of Sonora.

We stayed at the Gunn House Hotel built in 1850. The rooms had a Victorian theme.

We went to an art reception that night at Alloft Gallery where I met Diana Boyd whose art I was very impressed with.

Alloft Gallery Reception

Painting by Diana Boyd http://dianaboyd.com/

The next day we toured Columbia State Park which is a nicely preserved typical gold rush town. Then went on to Angeles Camp where we toured the museum with its amazing carriage exhibit.
From there we drove around the lovely country side taking in the beauty of the land. The next morning we ate breakfast in the hotel's charming victorian themed breakfast room
where I spied something hanging on the wall.
Any takers?

Coming home the weather cooperated so we drove through Yosemite with a little stop at the Swinging Bridge.
View from the Swinging Bridge.
We had a great time.


  1. Hola Anita!! felicidades por tu trabajo, eres una gran artista.....y me encanta tu trabajo, sabes que te sigo...
    Un abrazo

  2. Sounds like a lovely trip, Anita. Thanks for showing us your interesting photos.

    I always enjoy your beautiful pastels.

  3. I love the sign about the unattended children.

    Looking forward to seeing the progress on the pastel - looks promising already.

  4. Thank you Isabel,Carol and Katherine for you comments.

  5. Oooh what a wonderful feeling of place..already. Happy belated birthday.