Thursday, July 5, 2012

A Nice Place To Visit

We spent the day in Sacramento this last weekend, and had a nice time seeing all the sites.  First, we stopped for breakfast at Ernestos, a favorite of Jess'.

Then, we took some pictures of the California State Capitol.

This statue was on the Capitol.  It's a warrior fighting off a grizzly bear with his spear.

These are a couple of ancient statues near the Capitol.

Let's stop and smell the roses.

Off to Old Sac.  I love the historical buildings here.

The Delta King, an old steamboat from the
1800's that cruised from San Francisco to Sacramento.

The red brick buildings are so charming.

This costume shop is a favorite of ours.

I always smile when the stage coach passes me.

Stopping at my favorite sweet shop is a must.

Remember the alley I told you about where
my husband first kissed me?

After reminiscing about our first kiss, we noticed a wedding in the midst.  What a sight it was!

Old Sacramento is always a fun place for us to visit.



Teresa said...

I love that Off to Old Sac photo. The way modern mingles with ancient is so lovely and respectful and it warms my heart.

Hope you had a fabulous 4th, Sweet Lady!

And I watch that wedding pic and remember your kiss story happening in an alley and somehow it's like watching circles being made, being lived and loved, perpetuating Love Stories, one after another...

Oh yes, alleys have come up in my consideration.


miss b said...

I enjoyed this little tour and especially like the photo of the beautiful steamer and of course the wedding in the alley.

Barbara said...

Oh how I love historical buildings,old houses, churches and most of all old facades.

I'm living in a little town called Maastricht (Netherlands) and it has lots and lots of old historical buildings, and the most beautiful facades.

So you can imagine how happy I am living there.


Shirley said...

How nice that you allowed us to visit along with you. I had my hubby come look at the Capital building and the other's. He loves buildings like this. Thanks for sharing and I bet you had a truly great time! Hugs...

NanaDiana said...

I see that alley hasn't lost its charm. What a wonderful trip and the buildings are beautiful, aren't they? I am so glad you had fun there, Sheri- xo Diana

Kaipiroska said...

well, i can see that it was the perfect weekend for you and your family. lovely shots you took :)

romance-of-roses said...

Oh my Sheri, you seem to have had a wonderful time in our capital. It was always fun for us to visit places here in our own state of CA. Love the old buildings and statues. Hugs...Lu

Lila Moonlight said...

Such a lovely day, thanks for the trip : ) I would love to travel on a steamboat : ) The statues and old buildings are so nice. Have a lovely weekend : )

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...


Isn't that an infamous ALLY!!! It must have a draw for love....teehee...OH I have never been that far up California. Born in L.A., I had never been outside of Santa Barbara until I got married and spent time in Carmel and Monterey. That costume shop looks like FUN!

Dearest, I hope you are not having TOO much of a heat wave out your way; we have had really high temps this week and I am looking for some relief! Sending you wishes for a happy weekend! Anita

Patty Patterson said...

It looks like a really cool place. I would love to take a cruise on that boat.

Lucy said...

Hi there, what BEAUTIFUL photos!!!
has it been sweltering out where you are as well? hope you have a great day...

Anonymous said...


Sacramento looks like a wonderful place to visit and old Sac. has a lot of charm that only comes with older sections of the cities. The weather worn brick buildings and the quaint shops along the main street are lovely!

I hope you had a wonderful time!

Anonymous said...

Oh, how perfect to have spotted that wedding while reminiscing about romance. LOVE IT! These pics look so fun. By the way, I'll never look at a red rose without thinking of you again. You do know that? ;)

I'm finishing up a few touches on several posts, including our Snow in July post, which I think you will love. I also have several paper projects being shipped out and hope to get to the post office soon. My car has been in the shop for a couple of weeks, but back home now, thank God.

Wishing you a beautiful weekend, my friend.


A LOVELY place, indeed. My mom grew up there. The statues were awesome.

andrea@townandprairie said...

I have never been to California, but if I am to go one day, now I know to go to Sacramento! It looks beautiful!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Oh, it looks like such a fun place! I just love a bit of history myself. All the old architecture and statues are just wonderful.
Thanks for sharing your romantic spot with us. I'm sure you relived that first kiss! So sweet!

Sandy said...

Hi Sheri! Thanks for stopping by! I always look forward to hearing from you. Sacramento looks like my kind of town. Thanks for the tour. Love the story of you and hubbie's first kiss in the alley. That's a nice looking alley! The wedding photo is charming! Glad to hear you had a nice 4th. It's sweltering here in Michigan. So thankful for air-conditioning! It was 101 with high humidity today. Are you experiencing a heat wave? I agree with Marcia, I always think of you when I see a red rose.

Hugs, Sandy

Mimi said...

Now I know the meaning of your blog...Red Alley...HOW glad you go back often and see it!!!HOW romantic!!!
I have never been to Sacramento...I have a friend who lives in I should make a point of visiting her and see this Capitol town...I love the OLD West ...old feel to it...never knew that about Sacramento......
Loved your pics...they sure told the story well!!!!
have a great weekend

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning beautiful!!!!

What a lovely morning it is here in Minneapolis, and today there is promise of a cooler weekend. We had rain last night and that will either give us humidity or cool things off. Either way, the sun is shining and love is abounding.

Thank you for your visit to my OCEAN adventure; I don't know why, the the water just calls to me. I don't swim, but the heavenly blues and the sea animals just intrigue me!!!

Enjoy a day filled only with the magic of love.


Kerri said...

Oh I love those old buildings, looks very Western. We have a town like that here in Florida called Davie. I also noticed that first photo, Mexican food... I love Mexican food!!!

Have a blessed weekend :)


Christine said...

I have never been here but have talked about making the trip many a times. What amazing pictures you take! I love the wedding picture in the kissing ally too.... very cute!
Hope you are having a wonderful week end! Sunny and beautiful here today in the Seattle zone! =)

bonnie_blog said...

Lovely photos & cute blog!
I`m a new follower now.
And I will be SOO happy, if you follow my blog:-)

Aida said...

Hi Sheri!
you must have been the best surprise of the day! So touched by your kind really made my day, that has been quite difficult and tormented...Of course that I am following your great blog right away as we have so much in common and it is so well structured, interesting and truly beautiful. Surely a reflection of yourself! thank you so much for coming by!
a big hug


Draffin Bears said...

Hi Sheri,

What a special place you visited, especially that was where you and your husband had your first kiss, how sweet.
Loved seeing your photos of your day out.

Happy weekend

hi-d said...

Awe...summertime. So lovely! Looks like you're having lots of fun! We have a favorite restaurant called Ernesto's as well...but it's Italian.

Have a wonderful rest of the week!

Deborah said...

Looks like such a fun trip!
All those favourite little stops are wonderful, aren't they Sheri?!
Its great to get away and have some fun glad you were able to do that!

Deborah xo

Ingeborg said...

Oh how enjoyed this little trip to Sacramento! What lovely pictures and what a special town it is. My dearest friend is living there and so it meant something to me to see where she's living. Apparantly you are closeby Sacramento to then! What a coïncidence :-))
Have a wonderful day Sheri!

All Ways Designing said...

Thanks for the visit tonite, Sheri! And thank you for your comments on my Blog.

I'm happy to visit you and to take this tour with you - starting at one of my favorite kinds of Restaurants, Mexican. Love the Capital...and the wedding is too cute.

I'm going to add you to my Friends' Blogs I Visit List which is on my other page (don't know if you saw it). I don't follow anyone, but LOVE having my Blog List. :)

I'll be by again - real soon!

Jan ♥