can you believe we actually have a local "farm to fork" cafe? if you know placerville, it's pretty dang surprising, and i'm pretty dang excited. the term gets tossed around a lot these days, and i'm still not exactly sure who qualifies, but i do love knowing that my daughter's scrambled eggs came from the happy chickens that live down the road in the fields we just passed.
the Argonaut is a newly remodeled and revisioned cafe in Coloma, in a beautiful wooden 100 year old building that backs right up to the American river. it is actually within the borders of Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park, and you can walk to the river, to the bridge, to the visitor center, the gun shop, and to sutter's mill.
they have rustic decor, a wrap-around deck with seating, live music, scrumptious coffee and espresso, good healthy local food, a woodstove, chess, a book exchange with actual good books on the shelves, and picnic tables all along the hillside going down to the river.
we decided to make it our new sunday tradition. we celebrated polly's two and three week birthdays there.
inside they have antique bottles, old fashioned candies, jams and jellies, gold rush trinkets and memorabilia, an antique wedgewood stove and a case full of delicious baked goods.
our friends bridget and daniel live right across the bridge so they can just walk right over. they say they're here all the time. everyone is so happy about this place!
folk music on the front porch:
that sunday they happened to be double booked. we also enjoyed some rad "indigenous soul music" by Goodshield Aguilar and Mignon Geli out by the picnic tables. we had a spirited little dancer in the audience.
two week old Polly getting her vitamin D.
one week later.
give this girl an apple and some crayons and she is content.
we had our coffee then walked down to the river. lucy was thrilled to see boats going down the river, both rafts and kayaks!
and guess who found us wandering!
lucy was very excited to show "memmy and jojo" this little weed she collected.
all toot wanted to do was find the perfect rock, go to joey, and have him pick her up to throw it in the water. over...and over....and over again.
we walked back up to the cafe to hang out a little more while joey and em had a delicious almond butter smoothie.
this little bumble bee is three weeks old!
if you ever come visit me in placerville, i promise i'll take you to the Argonaut and then we'll have a little river romp. if it's summer we could even ride inner tubes down the rapids around the river bend! we can hike up to the marshall monument and then have a beer at coloma club. please come :)