Sunday, August 28, 2011

Quincy, CA

On our way back home from Bucks Lake we stopped off in the quaint little mountain community of Quincy, which like many other mountain towns in the Sierra foothills was founded during the Gold Rush in the 1850's. Now it is home to the High Sierra Music Festival, logging, and a strong, thriving arts community. Quincy is the perfect weekend getaway from the San Francisco Bay Area. Come take a stroll through the enchanting downtown area...

Our faithful Volvo - still going strong with 265,000 miles...

Looking down the main street...




Some of the many colorful buildings in town...






Lots of colorful flowers line the downtown streets...



Here's a pleasant spot for an afternoon cup of coffee...


Another hanging basket of flowers
with the courthouse building in the background...


Quincy is also known for its murals...
One of the local churches...
An old schoolhouse...
A typical residence...
I hear that Quincy is even more spectacular in the fall when all the deciduous trees are displaying their autumn leaves. Maybe I'll just have to make another trip back up here in a couple of months.

3 comments:

Photo Cache said...

reading this post is like leafing thru a travel mag.

Debbie Smith said...

Oh wow! I didn't realize Quincy was so CUTE!!!
I drove through there once years ago, but I didn't see anything in your pictures!
We will be relocating to Reno and I will definately be going there to explore!!!
Thank you for sharing and inspiring!

Debbie's Travels

Postcards from Wildwood said...

I'd be very happy to spend a weekend there! Very pretty. Hope all is well, Linnea.
Janice. x