Colfax is a small town (around 1,500) in the Sierra foothills about 50 miles northeast of Sacramento along Hwy 80. It's also about 20 minutes away from where I grew up (Grass Valley). There is an Amtrak stop downtown Colfax along the California Zephyr line.
One of my best friends came along for the day...
After we woke her up walking by, this beautiful girl came immediately over for a long pet!
My friend went to this elementary school when she was a kid. They closed it down after it was found to be located on a fault. Now it's a community center of some sort....at least that's what the sign outside said.
The old train station doesn't specifically service Amtrak, but, is rather occupied by a museum dedictated to the history of the railroad and local area. There was a really nice (and talkative lady) working inside.
This building is being renovated as a hotel.
My friend also told me this place has been the same business for over 20 years.
Not many people out on a beautiful, sunny, Saturday...it was 65...in January!
The famous SSP self portrait...
I am not alone today however...
The local library
Why do friends always like to take pictures of each other taking pictures?
I saw the first Jurassic Park in this theatre when I was 16. Too bad it is closed now
This was only the first stop of our day...will probably post the other photos tomorrow.
Tour of California
1: Los Angeles
, 2: Hollywood, Glendale, Pasadena, Beverly Hills
, 3: Riverside, Santa Ana, Long Beach
, 4: San Jose
, 5: San Diego
, 6: Fresno
, 7: Stockton, Modesto
, 8: Gold Country
, 9: Eureka, Arcata
, 10: Monterey, Carmel
, 11: Santa Cruz
, 12: Sacramento Pt One, 13: Sacramento Pt Two
, 14: Roseville & Folsom
, 15: Concord & Walnut Creek
, 16: Tri-Valley
, 17: Berkeley, Emeryville
, 18: Fremont
, 19: Santa Clara, Mountain View, Palo Alto
, 20: Redwood City, Foster City, San Mateo
, 21: Oakland
, 22: Benicia, Vallejo
, 23: Napa, St. Helena
, 24: Petaluma, Santa Rosa, Sonoma
, 25: San Rafael
, 26: Larkspur, Mill Valley
, 27: Sausalito, Tiburon
, 28: Hollister, San Juan Bautista
, 29: Long Beach 2008
, 30: Venice
, 31: Santa Monica
, 32: Sacramento Pt 3
, 33: Solvang
, 34: Alameda
, 35: Knights Ferry
, 36: California Zephyr