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Take a Coffee Break in Nevada City, CA

Good afternoon, friends. I took a break from PPAC and WQW this week and next due to spotty time to post and equally spotty internet. So join me for a cup of coffee at Natalie’s Weekend Cofffee Share while I have a few minutes to share some of my cell pics from Nevada City.

This would be a perfect time to recap April, but I’ll leave that until I get back home. My feline pal, Nutter Butter loves to help me with weighty posts like that. So enjoy a few photo challenges with your cuppa.

Monday Windows

The weather was perfect yesterday, sunny skies, about 75 degrees with a light breeze. It was ideal for eating a cup of ice cream at one of the outside tables. In order to walk off the 2,500-calorie brunch at the hotel, Vince and I took off to grab some steps and pictures after slurping down the last of the bowl of salted caramel and chocolate ice cream.

These signs win the Always Write first prize for last week’s LAPC, Humor. It’s not funny until you add the sign.
Fred owns a Chinese Restaurant. Not that he couldn’t, but it struck me funny.

#Thursday Doors

Just as interesting as the windows in Nevada City were the doors. I particularly liked the Chamber of Commerce door and patio above the door. I have to admit that my eyes first rested on the See’s Candy sign in the window. For more doors check out Dan Antion’s post at No Facilities this week.

It was great to spend some time with our son and his girlfriend. At the National Exchange Hotel, we all had breakfast. I had the creamiest spinach and onion quiche with a green salad. Vince and Carrie had Madame Croque. She shared her Croque with her almost husband-to-be and he gave her most of the French toast. The “almost” in that announcement is because it is not official yet.

Of course, we overate the entire time we have been in California. Carrie made the most delicious Brussel sprouts casserole. Yes, you heard me correctly. Something good can come from Brussel sprouts. She sliced them into quarters, then added a cup of cream, a ton of shredded Gruyรจre, and Parmesan cheese along with spices including garlic powder. It baked for 40 minutes, and was the best vegetable casserole ever!

Thursday Trios

Mama Cormier has some interesting Thursday Trios from her trip to France if you really want to see some exotic trios. These are pretty American.

Both Monday Windows and Thursday Trios.

My blogging time is up, so I’ll see you next week. I hope you enjoyed Nevada City. I think Vince and his son are both ready to move there. But no!!! No, no, no, no.

Hope you all have a wonderful week. Charli Mill’s Story Chat comes up May 10th. You won’t want to miss that.

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  1. Hi – I like the selfie in the reflection at Fred’s – and it struck me as funny too – great find and enjoyed your snippets of Nevada City ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. I’m jealous – the California Gold Country is one of my favorite areas in the world. Love the socks! I think those are the same brand as the ones sold in a funky gift shop here in Tucson. One of my new life goals is to become the funny sock lady ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. I greatly enjoyed your photos from the Nevada City. The sock trio made me smile and Fred’s Chinese Restaurant made me reflect. My husband, youngest son and I lived in Beijing for 14 years. When my son was graduating from The Unviersity of British Columbia, his name was in the program, as well as his current city of residence ‘Beijing, China.’ When we standing in line for something or other at the graduation, strangers (who were randomly standing in front of us) just happened to glance at that part of the program and exclaimed ou tloud “Creighton Connolly is Chinese?” Seriously, what were the odds?!

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    • That’s so funny! Almost as unusual as Fred’s Chinese restaurant. In another generation it may not be nearly as odd sounding because the world mingles more and more each decade and I hope is getting more accepting as well. I love that you lived in China for so long and really know the culture. How fortunate you were to be able to experience that, Donna. I would love to sit and chat and listen to your stories.


  4. Looks like you are enjoying the Sierra foothills, Marsha! I haven’t been to Nevada City in so long, probably because it was too long of a day trip up Hwy 80. The ice cream and coffee sound delightful and I’m so happy you are spending time with family! Last time we were in the Sierra foothills, was in Sutter Creek, pre-pandemic. We loved walking through the little quaint town and viewing doors and windows. Have a safe trip back!

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  5. I had to look on a map to see exactly where Nevada City is located. First I heard of it, and I also discovered there is a Nevada City in Montana. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Somehow “Fred’s” doesn’t roll off the tongue as a place to order fine Chinese dining. >grin<

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  6. Looks like an enjoyable trip and an interesting city. Just to see if I have this right…you ate an enormous breakfast, then walked to get ice cream to get rid of the calories. Hmmmmm. Something doesn’t sound quite right. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. Marsha, Looks like you’re having a great trip. Wonderful photos, especially your gallery of door images. Thank you for sharing this with us at #weekendcoffeeshare.

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  8. Loving the doors. Is that Freds Chinese the same one with the green Four Leaf Clovers in the window which to me is a bit Irish ๐Ÿ™‚





Hi, I'm Marsha Ingrao, a retired educator and wife of a retired realtor. My all-consuming hobby is blogging and it has changed my life. My friends live all over the world. In November 2020, we sold everything and retired to the mile-high desert of Prescott, AZ. We live less than five miles from the Granite Dells, four lakes, and hundreds of trails with our dog, Kalev, and two cats, Moji and Nutter Butter. Vince's sister came with us and lives close by. Every day is a new adventure.

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