Jamestown!

                                         Jamestown, ca

Thinking about a trip to somewhere after a long gap, is surely exciting. I planned early on Saturday morning by making-sure  everything is ready; all basic needs for traveling. A friend of my husband also joined with our fun adventures. Oh, I did not mention yet where we are heading. It's the historic Jamestown (California) around  two hour east from San Francisco. This town was famous for it's gold mining  back in California gold-rush time 1849. As of today it's famous for being historic and  providing opportunity for visitors to time-travel back in the history and feel how it was back then. And of course try our luck in finding real gold.

                                 Main st. sidewalk (Jamestown)


                 The shop for buying equipments for gold prospectors.


I spent most of the time just enjoying the mood of the town and trying to merge myself into the soul of the whole place. I guess the city has become much quieter now as compared to the booming time back in 1849. The miners, their families, the dreams and the hopes, how it would have been when they are all together.  Booms come and go, just like tides in the oceans. But the cities stays to tells their never ending stories.






                                
 Gold prospectors are busy digging and experiencing outdoor exercise too.

I enjoyed the company of many new friends. Amazingly, I experienced a real 'no stranger' feeling. Also patience is very important when it comes to finding Gold or anything which is precious in life.

Nevertheless, it was a spectacular early morning with anticipation of finding gold as well as digging a little deeper into the history and a satisfying evening as I thoroughly enjoyed myself just pottering about.

Happy Earth Day to you all my dear readers.


12 comments:

magiceye said...

must have been fun! did you find any gold?!

Lipika Mohapatra said...

Hello megiceye, I found some mustard seed like gold flakes. Couple of folks got bigger then us. But the guide Mr. Brient informed us that back in gold rush time, campers were finding golds the size of potato's.

Marie-Noyale said...

Thanks for visiting and appreciate my violet!
Your post is perfect for earth day.
I guess we have to forget about potato size gold nuggets!!!

Ps: Could you tell me how you made your newspaper bags ? I have been trying to do place mats with the Dining section of the New York Times but I am not so happy...

Lipika Mohapatra said...

Hello Marie, Thank you for visiting.

I made those bags in a easy way and to do that I opened a gift bag and mark all of it's folding by a marker. Then I took two layers of newspaper and fold the same as the gift bag. Glue the folding. Basically, I made a replica of the gift bag.

yusuf said...

good picture, i like your blog because the natural

Lipika Mohapatra said...

Thank you very much Yusuf.

Tazim said...

Looks like a great place to look around! I must admit that I've always wanted to go there and to that area of the country!

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Happy Gramma said...

What a neat place. Not like the Jamestown that I am used to though...Jamestown, VA. Maybe the next time we fly to CA (where I was born) we can go see your Jamestown!

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Wawan said...

wow you definitely get a lot of gold, very interesting story of your trip to Jamestown.thanks for sharing

greetings to your family !

Nalini Hebbar said...

Old world charm...Jamestown seems a nice place to visit and try for a pot of gold!

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