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Spring in Placerville | Angela Lang Bay Area Location Photographer

Over Memorial Day weekend we visited my aunt and uncle in Placerville, and enjoyed glorious 80 degree weather while panning for gold and visiting with them. Forget lazy retirement — they spend their days taking care of the olive orchard, garden, chickens, and of course their visiting kids, grandkids, and an occasional niece.

My uncle’s looks remind me a little of John Wayne, especially when he wears his cowboy hat. I kept begging him to wear it so that I could take a nice portrait of him with it. “No no,” he said. Then, just as I was leaving he put it on (at 9 PM!) which left 2 options: flash or silhouette — silhouette was definitely the right choice and made him look like Mr. Mysterious.

We also visited nearby Coloma‘s Discover State Park. The town was made famous in 1848 when gold was discovered in its stream bed at Sutter’s Mill. When news of the discovery reached San Francisco, it triggered the 1849 California Gold Rush which dramatically changing the history of our nation..

  • Lisa Richmond - June 1, 2010 - 6:43 pm

    Hey- Nice photographs- That is my backyard! Sorry we missed you- it would have been great to see you all-

  • angelalang - June 1, 2010 - 7:22 pm

    Thanks Lisa! I was saying on the way up that you lived around there somewhere but couldn’t remember the name of the city. We were only there for a day and a night, but we’ll be going up again over the summer I’m sure, and I’ll let you know before we leave so we can hang out.

  • Lisa Richmond - June 6, 2010 - 6:02 pm

    That would be great Angela!

  • Rachel - October 18, 2012 - 10:23 pm

    What an awesome trip that must have been! Enjoyed reading about it!

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