My mom’s birthday is August 28th and since it coincides with school starting back up it frequently gets overlooked. This year we decided to celebrate by escaping for the day and going on a little day trip. We looped up Highway 65 through Smartville and returned via Highway 49.
There is a covered bridge in Bridgeport that my mom has always wanted to visit, so today was the day! If you ever are driving through that area I definitely recommend stopping by that little park. It is run by California State Parks and it is adorable! They have so much more than a covered bridge including a museum, bird and wildflower walks, and even gold panning demonstrations. Once we had our fill of wandering through the bridge, reading the plaques, looking at all of the “vehicles” in the barn we played in the water. Well, Perri played in the water, I took pictures, and my mom looked at a map. Really we are a thrilling group.
On the way back down 49 we stopped in Nevada City to window shop and then in Grass Valley for dinner. We are true (Scot) Irish girls and looove pasties so we stop by Cousin Jacks any time we get the chance. The Chicken Pasties and shortbread really wrapped up the day perfectly.
Happy Birthday Gamma!!