Old Sacramento

Old Sacramento

About 40 minutes, to the southwest, from where we live, is Old Sacramento. It attracts lots of tourists and local visitors, especially on weekends. Near the Tower Bridge, which is the gold painted lift bridge that stretches across the Sacramento River, is the Tower Bridge Garage. Park there, and walk out on the north side, and you suddenly find yourself in the late 19th century. The streets are lined with wooden sidewalks and shop fronts restored to how they were when built in the 1800's. Horse drawn carriages drive tourists and prom dates through the streets.

Docked at the river front is a paddle boat called the Delta King, now a hotel and restaurant. Nearby, is the Central Pacific Railroad Freight Depot, and on most weekends, you can take a ride along the river on a train pulled by a steam locomotive. At the north end of Front St., is the Sacramento History Museum. Behind it, a large building occupying the entire area from the river front to the freeway flyover, houses the California State Railroad Museum. The entrance is on I St., near the flyover. Inside, beautifully restored historic locomotives and rail cars from area, are on display. Davin loves this place, as it seems, do all the other children, who visit. On the upper level is a very large wooden train set, for children to play with. If you have small children, be prepared to for a struggle, when it is time to leave.

Happy in Front of Indo Cafe

When we visit Old Sacramento, we try to do so at lunch time, so that we can have Indonesian food at Indo Cafe. It's located on Front St., at the southern end of the old freight depot.