Monday, July 16, 2012

Sunday Drive

We took a ride to Grass Valley recently and had lunch and walked around in their old town.   Here is a picture of the historical Holbrooke Hotel.

Every old town has a time clock.

I thought this wolf sculpture was interesting.

While driving in the country, these horses grazing in the field were so pretty.  It takes me back to a time when I rode my brother-in-law's horse at his ranch in Oregon.

Remember these old style mail boxes? 

Grass Valley is always a fun place to visit.


NanaDiana said...

It sounds like you had a nice Sunday drive. What a sweet place to visit. Hope it is cooler there than it is here-! xo Diana

D said...

Nice pictures. Love the ones of the horses.

Terra said...

Your photos are a great tour of the town; the horses, the wolf sculpture, the mail box. We visited Nevada City a few years ago so it was fun to see it here.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Sheri,

Was great to see where you visited - Nevada City looks lovely and I enjoyed seeing your photographs.

Have a wonderful week

Deborah said...

It looks so lovely such a wonderful drive :)

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Mary said...

I've always wanted to visit Nevada...maybe one day. It looks like a fun place.

Pam Traskos said...

Hi Sheri,
Thanks for sharing! Looks like it was a great day! Don't you just love the feeling you get from visiting towns as this, so much character! We have a clock very similar to this in our village. Hope you and your girls are having a wonderful summer! It's 102 here in MI...great day to stay inside and get crafty! Hugs, Pam

Anonymous said...


This is small town love and a great post. It sort of reminds me of Mayberry where the Andy Griffith show was filmed. I love traveling through small towns. I like the smallness of them, the quaint store fronts, and the laid back attitude of the people who live in them. It takes me back in time when there was a Woolworth's 5 & 10, soda fountain drinks and swivel stools.

Thanks for sharing!

andrea@townandprairie said...

I'll take a small town over a big city any day! And a vintage car to drive through it, too!

Ginger Zuck said...

Your pictures are just lovely. Love the town,looks like you really had an enjoyable trip.

Cottage and Broome said...

Look like it was a beautiful visit! There are so many of those clocks in towns that I think they must sell them at Costco! But I still like them … Laura

Susan said...

Hi Sheri....Loved all the photos. It's so cool to see new places, isn't it? Susan

Deborah said...

I love Sunday drives..they bring me back to when I was young, our Dad would bring us on drives.
Looks like an enjoyable visit.
Isn't that what summer is all about Sheri?!

Deborah xo

hi-d said...

Hey Sheri!
Your brother lives in Oregon? Me too! Looks like you had a lovely day. I can't believe how fast this summer is going.

Mimi said...

Your pics are amazing...WE LOVE horses around here!!!MY Grand daughter dreams of owning a horse...or several for that matter!!!
that town in cute and that CLOCk.....
love going to interesting places!!!
This is one!!!

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Bubble My Licorice said...

aww what a lovely post :)
I love those photos!

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Mary said...

That was a lovely trip to Nevada City..famous town. I looked at the one past, cute pics. I just became newest follower. Mary


Nevada City looks like a nice quaint place. It's like many of the towns I pass through around here. I also take pictures of clock towers and horses. Yours are lovely. I LOVE that mailbox too. take care.

lori carolina said...

Oh wow, what a neat old town, love it!!! The shops look darling and fun!

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

I love Nevada City! Great photos. So many cute shops! We have good friends that own the hat shop there. haven't been in while! Thanks for this great post!

Lila Moonlight said...

I like typical old towns in USA that I know only from movies but hoping to visit one day : ) One I really loved was the town in Runaway Bride for example. Have a lovely weekend : )

Cristina said...

Interessante condividere i propri posti e mi piacciono queste foto del Nevada!
complimenti! Buon weekend! : )

janice15 said...

I haven't been there in years...looks really your photos...have a great day. with love Janice

Christine said...

What great photos you take! What a fun trip, so pretty! Hugs and happy week end wishes to you. =O)

Kerri said...

Oh I love those old shops! Thanks for sharing your weekend trip.


romance-of-roses said...

What a lovely old town, it's so quaint. I see they have a beautiful clock, my hubby, Rick liked it, you know he has photographed old city clocks before. Sounds like you had a very nice time in Nevada City. Don't you just love these old towns? Hugs...Lu