ADVENTURES IN OUR AMERICAN DREAM travel blog

Our first stop was the Birdwatcher Shop

Vickie shopping

We had lunch here, it was awesome!!

Info

Sammy

Is it ready yet? :-)

Vickie shopping in Julian

Sammy & Vickie

Sammy shopping

What next?

Sammy & Vickie

Groovy Grandpa & Grandma :-)

Smith Ranch

About to board the mining train

Sammy checking out the train

Sammy & Vickie

Here we go!

Fort Daniel Boone

Sammy got to raise the flag

Sammy

The Mine

Info about mining

Vickie ready to go in

Jerry

Sammy

Here they go!

Going in the mine

Inside

Sammy being pushed back out :-)

Unloading

That was fun!!

Water pumping contest

Sammy pumped hard and fast

Sammy won!!!

How to pan for gold

Sammy worked hard

He hit the jackpot!!!

Weighing the gold

He won 4 sticks of candy

Sammy having fun ;-)

Last one, back home and being silly! :-)


Today was another great day with Sammy and Vickie. We took them to visit the gold mining town of Julian. We did some shopping and then had a fantastic lunch at the Julian Cafe & Bakery. They had the best Chicken Pot Pie we have ever tasted. They use the same crust they use in their famous apple pies.

I think today was Sammy's favorite day so far. :-) He got to visit a gold mine and went panning for gold. He found enough gold to get four sticks of candy. He was one happy camper. They even chose him to raise the flag at Fort Daniel Boone.

He participated in a water pumping contest and won first place. I will let the pictures tell the rest of the story. More later from San Diego.

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