(Hard hats in the sack, so the adults won't konk their heads!)
We found this gentleman at the museum in
the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park.
He was an incredible story teller,
and told us the tale of the infamous Black Bart.
James Marshall's humble cabin.
Our tour guides, Trubble and Spot
in front of the Sutter's Mill recontructed replica.
In the evening we had a lively sing along
led by this talented trio.
We enjoyed singing songs like Home on the Range and
Turkey in the Straw (so that's where "a high tuckahaw" comes from!!)
Then we danced the night away with the Virginia Reel.
I don't have any photos of that because I was too busy
hooting and hollerin' and kickin' my heels up!
It was pure, unadultered fun...
and I enjoyed every minute of it, thoroughly!!!
Look Ma! I made some rope!
Trubble is explaining the best gold panning methods.
He is also winning the hearts of many 10 year old girls!
Hey Spot! Are you lying down on the job??
He kept telling me to stop shooting him with my cannon.
I told him it's a Nikon, not a Canon.