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In our years of travel along the Groveland-Yosemite area, we often find ourselves on Highway 49, an interesting route that sometimes weaves, sometimes steep and casa madrona sausolito always beautiful. Our last trip took us to Auburn and Placerville and both are noteworthy with a great stopover.




This route is good for those approaching Yosemite from Tahoe, heading south from Interstate 80 or Highway 50. We followed the route from north to south. The most common throughout this trip is the winery and the history of the gold rush era with many other unpleasant distractions including theater and arts, regional crafts, music, farmland, and oh ... so much more!
We started in Auburn old town looking for an "Omelette shop", a small restaurant (whose name comes to mind) in the old town, downtown specializing in serving omelets with 78 different recipes to choose from. I ordered the roast beef, tomato and photography reference red onion with a dollop of sour cream and it was delicious! Victor is more traditional but equally pleasing. This restaurant seems to gather a cowboy crowd and interesting local characters.

Spend time checking out the cute shops in this area. We found some worthy notes including one of the most beautiful nurseries, Belle Flore Gardens, (1125 Lincoln Way 916-660-9701) located right in the middle of downtown Lincoln-High Street V. The Shoppe is a work of art and I can wander offerings they for hours, instead we bought some mothers and went to Pioneer Motherlode Mining Co., also in Lincoln Way. This store has all the little pieces that might be desired for the gold planner and the great equipment that the career miner needs. This store is at once high tech with floating pumps and the old world with pots and vials of gold flakes. This is another stop that can spend more time.

The highway is at the intersection of the Nursery and Lincoln roads and is split slightly on a hill. Well worth exploring with some comfortable stops for a drink break and night live music.
We then set out to find the California Welcome Center where we had the brochures of Hotel Charlotte and StayNearYosemite.com that were distributed from. The staff were very helpful. I bought two things here that were tourist-kitch. The first one is one of the snowballs that shake with carrots, and madrona 2 bits of charcoal and the post: California Snow Man. The second is a bottle with a genuine California gold piece and certificate of authenticity. This is a good discussion in the Hotel Charlotte, most people have not seen gold in the raw state
From Auburn we head south on 49 to Placerville. You will pass some of the most beautiful farmland on the Sierra foot. You will want to have in the hands of the publications of the El Dorado County Visitors Bureau, mapping out agritourism (Farm Farms) and wineries along the way with a handy list of opening times and schedules.

We chose to stay overnight in Placerville at the newly remodeled Cary House Hotel with new owners. We very much enjoyed our stay here. The room is a one bedroom apartment with living room and kitchen. That number is under $ 100. Maybe this is mid week special. Breakfast very light, need us to eat as soon as it goes. The hotel features beautiful antiques along the plastic relics. A strange alignment that we hope the new owners will change, especially in the public hallways and lobby. Parking is free and we are centrally located and can walk everywhere.
We explored the town looking for a good lunch before going out to find a wine tasting stop. We "discovered" Powell's Steamer Co. on Main Street, (530) 626-1091, also under new ownership recently. Turns out we "reinvent" Powell for dinner as well. Not much choice on a Monday night in Placerville.

Following the maps and old memories we started looking for wine tasting rooms. Our first discovery was Ursa Vineyards, a wine producer we know, enjoy and bring in our own restaurant. We had a California State Fair wine guide and saw that Ursa had been printing double gold. We are ready to taste! Unfortunately, it's Monday and Ursa is closed.

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