Murphys Weekend Drive

Seven BAMA Club Members and spouses spent an enjoyable weekend in the Calaveras County area April 10-12.  We stayed overnight in Murphys,  enjoying a group dinner on Friday at El Jardin, a group breakfast at the restored Murphys Hotel,  and Saturday dinner at Grounds, all organized by Mike Abell.  Thank you, Miketurday we had a leisurely drive to Columbia State Park and toured the restored sights of the gold rush era.  We drove on to Jamestown, visiting Railtown where we toured the railroad museum, watched old No 3 engine come steaming into the station, and shopped for souvenirs in their store.  The group returned to Murphys via Hwy 49 and Old Murphys Road, a curvy Miata road, now bypassed by the "improved" Hwy 4.  We said our goodbyes after a fine dinner and then departed individually on Sunday.  Many sights of the area remain unvisited, and we would all like to return.