labor day 2013: gold rush days

we thought long and hard about what to do for labor day this year. we had lots of options and ideas, but eventually decided to take our own advice about saving money when traveling and skip the pricey plane tickets over labor day. we have a trip to oregon coming up in 2 weeks, so we started looking for places nearby that we could roadtrip to over the weekend. we’ve already done a lot all around the bay, and we wanted something new.. so we found the perfect thing— sutter creek and the old gold rush towns! we planned it out, hopped in the car, and had a memorable weekend going back in time to the days of the gold rush when california was booming! the gold rush days festival was happening this weekend, so it was the perfect time to go. we had a great time and actually learned a lot about CA history! here is a video, with pictures below it. 
hope everyone had an enjoyable and relaxing labor day! 
we’re sure excited to welcome fall.

we stopped at the famous sutter creek ice cream emporium for lunch and a treat
haha no words for this one
we loved all the people dressed up in 1850’s wear
strolling on the delta king ship
making friends with the old fashioned firemen
fun old fashioned shows
making some friends from 1850
touring the senate floor in the california capitol building
in the little old fashioned schoolhouse, working on his math ;)
for dinner we splurged at a yummy restaurant, loved the misters on the back patio
gold rush days, we loved you..
and we even got a golden sunset on the drive home.
happy labor day to all!

'labor day 2013: gold rush days' has 17 comments

  1. September 3, 2013 @ 10:15 am Letitia - The Fashion Editor

    Love this! So beautiful!


  2. September 3, 2013 @ 1:08 pm Treasure Tromp

    awesome! I went there one time when I was younger and loved it!


    • September 3, 2013 @ 3:05 pm emi

      love that– these towns would be fun to visit as a kid! xo


  3. September 3, 2013 @ 2:47 pm Ashley R

    This looks so fun! My BFF lives in Sacramento, so I’ve enjoyed exploring some of these very places. I like the history of our state! Beautiful sunset too. :)


    • September 3, 2013 @ 3:04 pm emi

      yes! it’s fun to learn more about CA history since we didn’t grow up here! xo


  4. September 3, 2013 @ 3:16 pm Stephanie

    I love these photos! I need to go on a semi-close road trip soon!


  5. September 3, 2013 @ 3:30 pm LuluG

    Hi Emi. Thanks for reading my blog and your lovely comments. I enjoyed reading your post and brilliant pics too. I am following you on Bloglovin now. : )

    Louisa @ My Family & Abruzzo


  6. September 3, 2013 @ 4:38 pm Meghan Kraft

    Aw, I love this! I moved from the Bay Area up to El Dorado Hills, so I definitely know where you were :) This post was just wonderful – made me think of childhood ;) And Sutter Creek? Stunning. Jackson is great, too! Glad you had a good time.


  7. September 3, 2013 @ 7:53 pm olivia diederich

    how fun! i love all of your and chase’s adventures. you guys are the cutest!


  8. September 3, 2013 @ 8:12 pm Tina @ Girl-Meets-Globe

    What a fun place! I love it! Just read your about page and love page. What a story! Look forward to reading more!


  9. September 3, 2013 @ 8:32 pm Jen

    This looks like so much fun! I love stuff like this. :)


  10. September 4, 2013 @ 6:59 am Erica

    Looks fun! I love going back in time :)


  11. September 4, 2013 @ 9:05 am Sara Louise

    How fun! There are so many cool and interesting places in the US to explore that staycations are never boring :)


  12. September 4, 2013 @ 10:50 am Kate Hall

    Looks like you had a lovely Labour Day weekend! Staycations are the best… and cheapest ;)

    Kate –


  13. September 4, 2013 @ 11:57 am ifs ands Butts

    It looks like you’re on a movie set – what a fun little town. I somehow completely forgot about the gold rush so it’s cool they have places dedicated to thta part of CA history!


  14. September 8, 2013 @ 2:19 pm hgyt grreg

    Oh, I need to flex my focus muscles on this one. I too plan on having a friend get us hitched. The concern has crossed my mind that we might flub up and just be pretend married. I know Massachusettes and the whole damn common wealth of New England has some weird laws. get ordained online


  15. September 11, 2013 @ 2:44 am ritzz

    beautiful photos!


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