October 17, Yosemite NP to Folsom CA

Today we were invited to spend the night with our friends in Northern California Pae and Supachai. We were feeling a little “grangjai”(a Thai word that is hard to translate) as this would be our third visit to them this year and we were afraid we were overstaying our welcome. But Pae assured us we were more than welcome and really encouraged us to come.

As we dropped down from Yosemite we were once again going thru the gold rush country on California Highway 49. We realized between our last two trips to California we had spent a lot of time on this highway. It is a pretty road through an interesting mix of the Sierra foothills, small towns with interesting names (Angels Camp, China Camp) and wineries.

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We decided to retrace out steps to Calaveras Big Tree State Park to look at the Sequoia grove there. As usual the trees were spectacular, and California did a good job describing the reasons the remaining trees are protected.

After that it was a short jump to meet Pae and Supachai and enjoy some good company.

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