Wednesday, January 3, 2018

A day trip

On first day of the year, Mr Man didn’t want to stay at home. 31st night he suggested going on a day trip to Tahoe. Though I didn’t say anything, my answer was negative. He was just like a kid, he didn’t want to listen. When I told him that I was tired, he told me that he would drive, so I didn’t need to worry. I couldn’t make him understand that I just wanted to stay at home and have rest. Anyway, we woke up early in the morning. I packed up all the possible winter garments in the car, in case if we need. While driving on the way, we continuously talked about our last year winter vacation to Tahoe. The memory of the vacation will never be faded from the memory.If you want to read about our last year visit to Lake Tahoe, please click here.


On the way we even stopped at the same Starbucks, where we went last time amid pitch-dark and torrential rain. Anyway, this time Tahoe was totally different. Due to lack of rain Tahoe was almost dry, and could see only patches of snow here and there. We didn’t go up to the lake. We decided to go Donner Ski area, before the lake. The Ski area looked miserable. They could only make a small path of snow for skiing, and few people were skiing there. I’ve never seen such empty Tahoe. Anyway, my son did tube sliding for few hours and we decided to go back.

Auburn Museum


I wanted to go to Auburn, which is a historic small town established during California Gold Rush. Last year we went Placerville which is the next town to Auburn. The little downtown was old in true way. It showed every point how the small towns grew at that time, without much planning. As the area was hilly, the sidewalk was little funny. Some time, the sidewalk ended up in staircase. Yes, a public staircase to on the other side. 



We parked our car at the parking area of Auburn Museum. As it was 1st January, the museum was closed. So, we couldn’t find any information about the little old town. 
We decided to just walk around. In the mean time my son got impatient, he didn’t want to walk around with us. I was lost interest as I couldn’t find much information. I could see all the old building, and I was eager to know about each building, but I had no option. While walking we suddenly found a huge statue of the man, and we went to find out.

Claude Chana



 From there we came to know that the statue was of Claude Chana, who came to Auburn during Gold Rush, and built a little adobe. After staying one year there, he went to Sutter’s fort to work there. Again he came back to Auburn with couple of men in search of gold. Anyway, during that time whine the population started growing in that area, the people deiced to give a name, Auburn was chosen. 


The little history I got from Interment. To my disappointment,  the museum was closed, so, I couldn’t get chance to find all little history , which generally hard to find. 

27 comments:

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Krishna, what a shame about the lack of snow at Tahoe. A few months ago we thought this year would be better, but guess it is more of the same. It's a shame these small towns close up on a holiday, that is the time when most people can come. Auburn is a cute town and only about 27 miles away from me but I am sorry to say that I have never been to the museum. I do love to shop there though when I get the chance. Hope the new year is treating you well. We have flu going around here but lucky us so far..Happy New Year..Judy

La Table De Nana said...

I want to know more about you this year:) And about things that make you happy.
It is wonderful and rewarding to make everyone else happy..but you are young..have a lifetime ahead of you..and I think we want to hear about what would make you tick:)
I always thought Tahoe would be dreamy!!:)

Robyn said...

Thats a shame you couldn't get much info. I love history.. I did however love all the photos you shared and that statue is amazing!
Robyn

Lisa said...

Lake Tahoe is one of my favorite places!! I live across the country, so I don't get there very often. How sad there is no snow :( I've not seen the statue of Claude Chana. It's so beautiful!! All of your pictures are fabulous!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
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JoJo said...

I'm so surprised to see the lack of snow. That doesn't bode well for next summer and the fire danger. I've been to Donner Memorial State Park and also to Tahoe. I love it there. So beautiful. I've never seen water that blue.

Margaret-whiteangel said...

A vast contrast this snow season to the last one, thanks for the link went there and it reminded me.

Prims By The Water said...

So sad to hear you were not able to visit the museum. I would have been so disappointed. Loved the pics of what you took though. Maybe next year...if you go back...will be better. Janice

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Krishna,
Wow, last year's visit sounds almost like a trip to hell for me...
Surprising how KIND some people can be when we need help!
This year the weather was better but still not all to your liking as a closed museum.
Did look up Claude Chana and found this: http://www.pioneermining.com/district.php?d=auburn
And also this: http://www.historichwy49.com/aubhist.html
Hope you have a happy 2018 with good trips coming your way!
hugs,
Mariette

Angela said...

History is always fascinating. This country does a good job of keeping good records. I love museums and it is disappointing to have it closed and one can't see inside. I have never been to Tahoe but it looks like a great place to visit. A daughter of my friend Noreen lives by the lake.
Have a fun week!!

Becky L. said...

Of course museums are closed when ya want to go somewhere. We've had that happen. Just get there and they close in 1/2 hr so no time to see anything. Nice time though on a sunny day. Happy New Year!

Nancy Chan said...

A beautiful place to take away our tiredness! Love the photos you have captured!

handmade by amalia said...

I'm sorry you didn't enjoy the day, the weather at least looks nice.
Amalia
xo

Irreplaceable_fashion said...

wow wonderful place and photos:) Happy New Year Dear!:)

Polly said...

Oh dear the ski slope does look dismal. I’m sorry it was such a disappointing day for you. It looks a lovely area and the weather was good. You will have to choose the next place to visit.

BarberryLane Designs said...

Ah, impromptu trips can sometimes be the best. Lovely sunshine and I'm sure beatiful landscapes. Here in Illinois, you don't want to go on Mondays, because many State facilities are closed. Fun post!

Kathy Leonia said...

dear so amazing photos;)

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rita gargaglione said...

Hello dear
I love this più and very interesting post

Magic Love Crow said...

That is too bad that the museum was closed. A very nice day trip!! big Hugs!

Carola Bartz said...

I understand your disappointment about the closed museum, but I guess people who work there do want a holiday off as well. Auburn is a lovely little place, I like it.

Miguel Gouveia said...

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Pixel Peeper said...

Even though there wasn't snow, it still looks like a pretty area. You are lucky to have something like this within a day trip.

But I'm with you - there are days when I just want to stay home and rest and do nothing.

Fun60 said...

What a pity the day was disappointing. You were probably right staying at home might have been the rest place to be and save Auburn and Tahoe for another day. Hope the rest of your trips this year are more enjoyable.

Shweta Shah said...

Glad that you had great time with your love ones :) Some disappointment are manageable when we are with our family...right?
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eileeninmd said...

Hello, that is sad that Tahoe did not have the snow. At least your son had fun tubing. I like the statue and the various buildings are pretty. Happy Monday, enjoy your day and new week!

Beauty Unearthly said...

Very beautiful.

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