On our last trip to Lake Tahoe, we decided to try a different path for the day-long journey, veering slightly off track to spend a day in gold country. We booked a hotel in the tiny town of Sutter Creek, which is named after the man who discovered gold there and triggered the gold rush in 1849.
We arrived just in time to glimpse the main street bathed in the golden tones of the setting sun. Dining on seafood and fine local wine, we relaxed that evening and looked forward to strolling down the street the next day and maybe visiting a few shops.
In the morning, we rounded the corner to town, walking from our hotel, and this is what we found.
We can plan and research and map our trips — and our lives — yet sometimes we turn up in a place that offers rewards beyond what we imagined. That happened to us one day in the little gold rush town of Sutter Creek.