Gold Hill, OR
Even though there was rain predicted..a little bit..
we decided to take a trip down to the lovely little town of Jacksonville.
Jacksonville was established in 1851 when gold was discovered quite by accident.
Of course, like other gold mining towns, it grew in size until the gold rush was over.
Now it is a sleepy little town of 2500 people.
It has a wonderful quality to it, with a lot of old buildings,
and some restored houses and churches.
George and I decided to take a trolley tour,
which for $5 each was a bargain!
The driver took a small group of us on a 50 minute tour of the town.
We walked around the town a bit afterwards,
and stopped at a little coffee shop for a latte..
..what great foam art!
When we got back to the campground, we decided to take a ride on our bikes.
There is a great paved trail called the Rogue River Greenway Trail.
It is connecting several towns along the Rogue River.
Eventually it will span 50 miles of bike/walking trails!
It runs right along the river, and we saw some great things!
I was very excited to see my first bald eagle :-)
Of course there are always squirrels..
It was a terrific day..
and tomorrow I think we're going on a hike!