There is a little town just a mile or two down the road from the Ponderosa campground called Coloma. It’s where the gold rush in California started back in 1848. Every year at this time they hold a reenactment of gold rush days and we happened to be lucky enough to be here during this years event. They have people in period dress doing demonstrations and explaining how life was back in the day. They also have a few booths with goods you can purchase. The people doing the demonstrations are very knowledgeable and quite interesting. If you’re ever in the area it is definitely something to attend.
The rest of our day was the usual, watching some football, taking walks and just enjoying the beautiful day.
Top: Miner’s cabin
Bottom: Gold panning demonstration
Video: all from Coloma Gold Rush Live