Day 39: Sacramento to Truckee

The stuff in Sacramento took up most of the day. Then we headed on to smaller cities northeast of there, starting the push towards home. It was a shocker heading over the Sierra Nevadas (Donner Pass, no less!) and seeing snow and having to wear a jacket. The weather forecast for the cross-country drive home this week is not good. Lots of rain, maybe some snow here and there. Granted, I’ll be on I-80 most of the time. Maybe I should’ve stayed in CA and done the Bay Area after all and then done a killer drive home. Or maybe I’ll just get back a couple days early if the weather’s not conducive for taking pictures. Not the end of the world since I have a lot to deal with back home.

Anyway — lots of blog photos from today. Let’s start with this neat beekeeping store in Sacramento:

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A cool spaceship sculpture at a space-themed children’s playground called “Universal Universe” in Sacramento:

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In the afternoon, we checked out another dog park in Sacramento. Here’s a photo of the one in Granite Park. Decently big and secure chain link fencing than so I felt comfortable with Grem off-leash. Also kiddie pools which Nik really appreciated with his manic ball-chasing.

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Fix and Nik spent most of the day in the front seat together while Grip and Grem alternated between my lap and the back of the van. I think everybody will be relieved with the long interstate hauling back home so they can get some solid rest.

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An adapted Pioneer Chicken sign — here’s what they normally look like:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mmewuji/892511/

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I don’t recall ever seeing a Canada Dry sign before:

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An adapted hamburger drive-in sign. The place is now vacant again so chances are good that this burger will get painted over by the next business.

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Lots of these signs in Sacramento. I’ve never seen prices assigned like this in any other city:

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This produce stand was closed in Loomis or I definitely would’ve gotten some goodies. Honestly, I do eat more than junk food! The sign might have been neon originally — hard to tell. I’m sure this painting is recent — but still very nice.

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And lastly, a trailer dealer in Auburn was selling these cute little trailers. Available in white, yellow or camo, if you prefer. There was also this igloo-ish structure. I imagine it’s purchase-able — but for what, I’m not sure. There was no bottom.

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4 Responses to “Day 39: Sacramento to Truckee”

  1. interesting little bubble home…

    LOVE the shot of Fix and Nik together..the paws are too cute!

    Melissa

  2. Debra Jane Seltzer (aka agilitynut) Says:

    I didn’t pose them at all == HONEST!

  3. I love the paws, and I believe you when you say you didn’t pose them…
    Funny how much Sacramento needs that extra dollar!

  4. Debra Jane Seltzer (aka agilitynut) Says:

    Strange isn’t it? Why not $351.04 while they’re at it?

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