In July 2007, on our way to visit my parents down in California, we stayed overnight in Sacramento,
the capital of California, to visit some historic sites. Besides a stop at Sutter's Fort State Historic Park
(my Swiss wife proudly reminding us that the famous Sutter
was Swiss!), we also took a tour of the state capitol.
It is a very photogenic building — I got some great shots of the exterior, and even though it was kind of dark inside, I also got some worthy shots of the interior.
Later on the trip, my wife and I got to spend the night at San Simeon
. It was the first time we had spent a night together in a hotel without the kids since 1993 when we stayed at the Galilee YMCA
in Israel! It was long overdue! The California Central Coast
scenery was gorgeous, and the elephant seals
were fascinating! You can see all of those pictures in the companion California 2007