We stopped in Sacramento, CA, for two days to visit with Joyce's son and his family, and explored the historical "Old Sac" part of the city as well as the State Capital area, where Arnold Schwartznegger used to live when he was the State Governor.
|Watching the rail transit go by in downtown Sacramento.|
|Embedded in one of the walkways was a replica of the Great Seal of the State of California.|
This huge structure in downtown Sacramento is a drawbridge called Tower Bridge. It would have been interesting to see it in action.
Then we left the modern city and went to what the locals call "Old Sac", a renovation of the oldest part of the city with as much of the original structures as possible left intact. It is very 'touristy' with lots of quaint shops locatd in the old buildings.
|Interesting No Parking sign.|
|I could have watched this puppeteer for a long time. His marionettes were|
works of art. This pianist sat playing the piano pounding out tunes from the
1920s and 1930s. A wonderful performance.
|Horse drawn carriages vied with the cars for room on the streets,|
a nice way to tour the old city.
|To finish our tour of the city, Lloyd and I found a quiet park by the|
river and sat for an hour or so watching the boats of every size and
shape cruise, or race, by. A lovely peaceful time.