|Hanging out in Chico Creek|
Then we explored Grass Valley and Nevada City, two very charmy little towns that made you feel like you were being tranported back to the wild west. We also visited the Empire Mine State Park which was a gold mining operation from 1850-1956 and had 367 miles of mine shafts going as far as 8000 feet underground. It was pretty mind blowing.
|Down the mine shaft|
|Kinda looks like a rollercoaster ride|
|The mine owners' cottage|
We ended out trip by watching the fireworks over Lake Oroville, which was preceded by this beautiful sunset. A picturesque ending to a wonderful trip.