Covid Cruise Ideas

After reading Ray Y.’s ‘letter’, it made me think that he was right and maybe there is fun and memories to be made inspire of Covid and it’s restrictions. So I researched out some driveable cruises that would be easy to plan and would also be fun to do. Spring is on the way…anyone interested in getting the car out and taking a safe and insanity-resistant cruise? – Diane B.

Ken Fox’s Great Statues of Auburn • Auburn, California

A 45-ton concrete statue of a Gold Rush era miner stands at the entrance to Old Town Auburn, a small collection of shops, restaurants, and antique stores. The statue is a representation of Claude Chana (1811-1882), the prospector who discovered gold here in the foothills east of Sacramento on May 16, 1848.

Auburn dentist Ken Fox, creator of the Great Statues of Auburn, sculpted the miner at the request of the town. It’s made of a rebar and wire mesh framework covered in concrete. Fox sculpted the miner between appointments at his still operating dental practice on the other side of town. You can see more of his statues, constructed in the early 1970s, in other parts of Auburn.

West Wind Drive-In  Sacramento, California

The drive-in theatre experience first came to light on June 6, 1933. That was the day Mr. Richard Hollingshead, opened the first drive-in theater in Pennsauken Township, New Jersey. A few others quickly followed but the trend only truly took off with the advent of in-car speakers in the 1940s.Families still flock to our drive-ins for great entertainment at an incredible value. But when you come to a West Wind Drive-In you’ll experience more than just a great movie.  You’ll experience the drive-in – a unique and historic slice of Americana.

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