Tour of Northern CA – Auburn (100)

As the titles says, this was our 100th RV trip since we first purchased our first motor home in 2012. Since then, we have been all over the west coast, and even as far as Yellowstone. Eight years later, we still get the same excitement as we start on a new RV Trip, and feel very blessed to be able to enjoy this form of traveling in our beautiful country.

What better place to celebrate that than in the gold country for a visit with my daughter and her boyfriend. 🙂

Jonathan and Kaylee in San Francisco

It was a short but beautiful drive from Jackson to Auburn.

Drive in the gold country of CA from Jackson to Auburn

We stayed at the Auburn Gold Country RV Park, which was convenient to town and also to my daughter’s home. There was a mixup on the dates, so we were grateful they honored the reservation and had room for us in the park.

We spent the day at their home because they have a huge deck overlooking a pond and creek, so we could easily socially distance during the stay. The dogs are good friends and they played until they tired themselves out.

The next day we went on a great hike where the northern and middle forks of the American River meet. It’s called the Confluence, and is a beautiful place to hike and also get your feet wet!


It was a hot day and Lucy found a ride part of the way back. 🙂

That evening, we enjoyed homemade pizza, with pizza dough Jonathan had made from scratch. He is a remarkable chef and we always enjoy his cooking!

The next day we headed to Grass Valley to visit Empire Mine State Historic Park. While the visitors center and museum were closed, they have miles and miles of great trails.

Empire Mine, Grass Valley, CA
Banana slug!
Wild flowers in Empire Mine State Historic Park

We had lunch a great lunch at The Ham Stand Salumeria. We highly recommend this place!

The Ham Stand, Grass Valley, CA

The next day, we decided to visit GoatHouse Brewery, in Lincoln. Just as the name says, they have goats, and they have a brewery. The outdoor seating was well spaced and we enjoyed tacos and beer for lunch.

GoatHouse Brewery, Lincoln, CA

We finished the trip with a stroll through Auburn, after visiting Pour Choice for their delicious coffee.

The Pour Choice, Auburn, CA
Coffee Art Pegasus – Pour Choice, Auburn, CA

This was a great way to end our visit, but we hope to back again, soon…and often! 🙂

Al & Deb

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  1. Hi Al – I always enjoy reading about your adventures on the road. I retire at the end of the FY and my wife and I are looking forward to buying a Tiffin and hitting the road like and you and Deb. Enjoy the journey! Stu

    1. Thanks, Stu! Great to hear you are retiring later this year! You will love it! I’d love to hear more about your Tiffin! Take care and wishing you the best!

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