Along California Highway 49 is the little town of Mokelumne Hill or Moke Hill for short. It has a population of about 650 people. No fast food joints, no modern stores. But quite a few tourists. The name is said to originate from the local Miwok Indian tribe.
The Hotel Leger is one of the oldest operating hotels in California. In operation since 1851. In the early days this was a town with quite the reputation for trouble among the gold miners.
And yes, people still ride their horses into town.
|Snapped this through the car window.|
Lots of old buildings.
We drove around the corner and came across this great old pumpkin patch.
And as we drove around town we came across a lot filled with vegetables and the owner was selling freshly picked vegetables. I loaded up with tomatoes, cucumbers, squash and corn. Yum! Freshly picked right out of the garden.
We passed this little one room schoolhouse on the trip home. Looks like it has a new life as a flea market. Will have to go back and check that out one day. But glad someone has maintained the building.
This was another interesting sight of the day. Not everyday you see a helicopter on top of a building.
And of course I had to snap a picture of every old barn we drove by. I just love those old barns. So many of them we passed have finally bit the dust and collapsed from old age. But these were still standing.
Here, only the chimney of an old settlers house was left standing.
Gorgeous old Oak tree standing atop a lonely hill.
The air wasn't bad, not too much of the smoke from the fires this day.
And then the trip was over and we were back in civilization. Here we spotted a brand new Lamborghini.
Such a contrast from the historic area we drove through earlier in the day.