Yesterday’s workout: 3 miles in 31:47, 25 pushups
I mentioned earlier this week that we had gone to Folsom Lake to see the remnants from an old gold mining town. Parts of Mormon Island are currently exposed because Folsom Lake’s water levels are so low. We went back last Sunday with my dad.
It’s technically a historical site and it’s illegal to remove anything. So there were piles of “stuff” that people had found. Mostly rusty nails and broken pottery or glass.
Ana holding an old rusty bike pedal.
The last time I went up to Sacramento I took just the two girls and it was such an easy trip and I was hoping for a repeat. It was certainly easier than having Eliza with her diapers and pack-and-play and naps and non-verbal communication. But Charlotte had to be Charlotte and was predictably unpredictable. She got really upset at… someone… because of… something. We just left her standing there by herself while we looked around in the area. I’m sure people were wondering who this poor little sad girl was standing there all by herself. But they probably figured it out when I showed up and started snapping pictures of her.
It was really cool to have my dad there because he is a retired mason and was able to see what can’t be seen. He pointed out where doors and fireplaces used to be and what kind of structure was once there.
He said that this must have been a small dairy barn. The trough is where Charlotte is walking and the trench was used to clean out the mess.
If any of you happen to live near Folsom Lake, this here’s a news video about the site.