Thursday, December 18, 2008
One of our favorite little trips Steve and I like to take is just up the road (about 45 min.) into the Sierra Foothills to a quaint little historic town named "Nevada City". It's full of darling little shops in old buildings, great restaurants, and just an all-around quiet, relaxing 'feel' to it.
On our last trip up there, a shop-owner told us about their Victorian Christmas--told us to come early mid-week around 3 to get a good parking place..tootle around the shops till about 5, go have dinner, and when you come out, the streets will be transformed to all things Christmas.
We did exactly that--even arriving at 3! What was so wonderful is Nevada City received SNOW and that just added to the romance of it all.
I snapped a few pics of some darling old houses while it was still daylight....then tootled thru some shops before venturing into an Italian Restaurant for dinner....
And when we came out after noshing on Chicken Parmesan and Linguine Alfredo--it was nightfall and the streets were transformed to Christmas Carolers decked out in Victorian garb, vendors selling everything from crafts to Hot Spiced Wine and Cider, musicians strolling around...it all was so festive and wonderful!A large screen was up outside of a little cafe with tables set up playing "It's a Wonderful Life"
Posted by Myrna at 11:16 AM