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Re: California Covered Bridges Tours.....
« Reply #45 on: February 19, 2012, 10:36:42 AM »

Knights Ferry Covered Bridge is very long....

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Somebody's wedding limo....



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Re: California Covered Bridges Tours.....
« Reply #46 on: February 19, 2012, 10:47:51 AM »

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and we found who the wedding limo belongs to.....

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Re: California Covered Bridges Tours.....
« Reply #47 on: February 19, 2012, 11:38:28 AM »

Really enjoying your covered bridge tour, thanks for sharing. Ride safe and watch out for the WINO'S. :nervous:
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Re: California Covered Bridges Tours.....
« Reply #48 on: February 19, 2012, 11:21:26 PM »









The trees all think it's spring time.....they're in full bloom







passing through Oakdale....



Which was voted once again the Cowboy Capital of The World by the PBR (Professional Bull Riders Assoc.)....  who would ever think it.....in California. :nixweiss:





and this cowboy has a full size matchbox series.... ;D



moving on down the road, we passed through Waterford, headed to Roberts Ferry Covered Bridge....





and there's Roberts Ferry Covered Bridge down in the river bed, off in the distance....













































Again, we found ourselves on roads that none of us had ever been on before and rode through some beautiful contryside.  For the most part, the roads were in pretty decent shape but there were a few rough spots...









































We made our way to our motels.  Terrie and I stayed at the Best Western in Mariposa however, they're undergoing a major exterior renovation so they only had a few rooms available.  By the time Don made reservations, they were booked up so Don & Carol stayed across the street at the Comfort Inn.  The renovations at the BW are going to go a long way towards improving the appearance of this hotel.....it really has pop now. :2vrolijk_21:
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Re: California Covered Bridges Tours.....
« Reply #49 on: February 20, 2012, 01:48:03 AM »

Jon (Jonga) showed up at the hotel at about 7:45 a.m. this morning.....left his home at 6 a.m. so he made good time.  Don & Carol walked over and then we all walked down to the Sugar Pine Restaurant for breakfast. Great place to eat.   Mariposa is a town that was established back during the California gold rush and there's a lot of history there.

















I think it was about 10 a.m. before we finally got on the road to our next covered bridge.  California has a lot of hills and a lot of mountains and.....I suppose....our share of California hillbillys.... :huepfenlol2:







Being in the hills and looking down in the big valley below......it was totally socked in with fog.  I'm glad that we were above it. :2vrolijk_21:



and more of those typical California highway signs.....



another one of those hillbilly havens.... :)











Jon and Don....









More of those signs.....



and we're certainly not going to let a little snow stop us.  We have another California covered bridge to get to.....





The little lake is still frozen over....



















Wawona Hotel....







$4.92 a gallon for premium in the park.....just in case you were wondering..... :o



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Re: California Covered Bridges Tours.....
« Reply #50 on: February 20, 2012, 08:53:57 PM »

I keep thinin' about this movie as I review some of these photographs...



By the way...Knock It Off Would Ya!  Your krewe has entirely too much fun!


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Re: California Covered Bridges Tours.....
« Reply #51 on: February 20, 2012, 10:55:33 PM »

I keep thinin' about this movie as I review some of these photographs...



By the way...Knock It Off Would Ya!  Your krewe has entirely too much fun!




 :huepfenlol2: :huepfenlol2:  We actually talked about that movie yesterday.   :huepfenlol2: :huepfenlol2:
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Re: California Covered Bridges Tours.....
« Reply #52 on: February 20, 2012, 11:17:17 PM »

On to our next covered bridge in this journey......











and finally.........the covered bridge in Wawona, Yosemite National Park....















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Re: California Covered Bridges Tours.....
« Reply #53 on: February 20, 2012, 11:52:39 PM »









Jon making himself right at home in there.....but no temperpedic here. :huepfenlol2:









We were very fortunate that there just weren't many people in the park at this time of year.  No crowds, no long lines.....it was very nice.







In case there was any doubt about these cabins not being the real deal.  When we looked in the windows, you could see day light between all the logs on the other walls.  Of course it has a fire place.  So, depending on where you were at in this cabin, it'd either be super hot or super cold. :nixweiss:
Check out the notches in these logs.....didn't exactly line up with machined precision.



















This is the texting office.... ;)





























Saw an old Dodge Power Wagon in the parking lot.  It was converted into a crew cab.  One of those "go anywhere, do anything" kind of vehicles....



Time to roll on...........
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Re: California Covered Bridges Tours.....
« Reply #54 on: February 21, 2012, 12:56:22 AM »

JC and Terrie planned it and Carole and I really enjoyed this ride.  We left a drizzling Fremont at 6:00 am and arrived in Elk Grove at 8:00 am.

Of course I forgot my camera battery charger and I need a second battery. So I only have pics of the beginning.

The Sierra foothills are gorgeous and exciting because of the hilly terrain, the farms, orchards, vineyards, wineries, lakes, rivers, trees, old towns and the variety of livestock/animals.

Pardon any duplicated photos.




















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