This last week found me on vacation with my Mom, Aunt, and Cousin. The day that mom and I arrived my cousin decided that she wanted to see California's capital. So off we hightailed it to Sacramento. We arrived around three and began our self-guided tour. We enjoyed walking through the halls and sitting in on the legislative session. I did decided however that the next time I go, it will be in a suit. I didn't really blend in with my jeans on.
At 5 the capital shuts down and every one goes home, even the shops close.
Since everything was shut down and we couldn't even get a sample at See's candy, we headed for Old Town Sacramento.
We parked and found the most amazing thing...Sarsaparilla for 25 cents each. Not only did you get a mug of sarsaparilla you also got a basket of peanuts. After enjoying a drink at the river city saloon. We headed up the board walk looking around the stores that were still open. There was a candy shop that had all kinds of candy old and new. The best part was that you could sample any candy with a blue sign. You could have as many as you wanted as long as you ate it in the store. We also stopped by another candy shop and got a sample of their amazing nut brittle. We walked out on a wharf and saw the Sacramento lit up for the night.
I have to say that it wasn't the town or the 25 cent deal, or the free candy that made the day fun it was the people we were with. I find it so true that it is not where you are but who you are with that makes anything fun.
|Drinking my Sarsaparilla at the River City Saloon.|
|Some of the wonderful Taffy you could try.|
|The Sacramento Bridge|