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Day Trip To Sacramento -- Crocker Art Museum, olive oil tasting, meal at Old Sac

On the first Saturdays of the first full weekend, those with Bank of America or Merrill Lynch cards get free admission to many museums. This month we're visiting the Crocker Art Museum and other spots in Sacramento.

On trips like these, we try to spend some of our time together as a group, but allow plenty of space for folks to pursue their own interests at their own pace in between. We don't try to stay in sight or hearing of each other constantly. If that works out naturally, great! And no one will get left behind at the end of the day. :)

Our 10 p.m. start time above is for meeting in Fairfield at Sepay Groves. Employees or owners give an education on olive oil along with a really tasty tasting. One enthusiastic Yelper describes the owners as passionate, bordering on the obsessive -- check out his review at http://www.yelp.com/biz/sepay-groves-fairfield#hrid:picHJHWp7eUKV4KZHAnmYA

We hope to depart Fairfield at 10:30 and head on to the Crocker. We will have 'free time' for each person to grab lunch or eat a sandwich, tour whatever interests you most at the museum. At 1:00 we'll regather for the docent tour. More info on the Crocker: Housed in an elegant late-180os home built by the brother of "Big Four" member Charles Crocker, now expanded greatly, this is both a historic site and one of the best art museums in California. Check out the wikipedia article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crocker_Art_Museum and the museum's website itself: http://www.crockerartmuseum.org/

From there, it seems probably the best thing to do is leave the car in whatever lot you've parked in near the Crocker and walk towards Old Sac. There, options are:

A yacht ride on the Sacramento River [$20; be there at 2:45 for 3:00 one-hour trip along the river]. http://www.hornblower.com/port/category/sac+river-cruises

Visit the [super-outstanding!] California Railroad Museum

Walk through old Sacramento or neighborhoods around the Crocker. Old Town Sacramento has nice pathways along the river, entertaining and interesting shops, some less expensive or free historic spots.

Rent a bike or surrey for a self-propelled tour around the river [although when we checked, the phone number for the bike rental place I was aware of was now the phone number of a bail bond company -- so not sure that this option still exists]

At 5:00 we'll meet at Joe's Crab Shack for dinner, then walk back to our cars and head for home.

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  • Sandeep B.

    Fun day with nice ppl!

    March 2, 2013

  • David L.

    Getting to bed very late tonight, so I am not going to make it after all. Sorry for the last minute back and forth.

    March 2, 2013

  • David L.

    I will drive solo because I may not stay all day if that is O.K.

    March 1, 2013

    • Kathleen

      Okay. See you there!

      March 1, 2013

  • Marilu

    Yes Sandeep - while there are many good groups and organizers - - - KATHLEEN IS THE BEST - And always friendly, helpful and just plain nice - - - -

    1 · February 26, 2013

    • Ron B.

      Thank you for that tremendous uplifting encouragement, Marilu! You can't imagine what that means to me.

      1 · February 26, 2013

  • Sandeep B.

    This is a very well planned outing and I'm looking forward to it... I also like the idea of carpool'ing, since I'm new so not sure if it is okay or should I bring my ride... I'm located in sunnyvale though :)

    February 25, 2013

    • Kathleen

      I think Kristine is still looking for riders. Check with her!

      1 · February 26, 2013

    • Sandeep B.

      Thanks Kathleen

      February 26, 2013

  • Kristine

    I will also be driving to Sacramento and would like to form a second carpool. Please let me know if you would like a ride. :)

    February 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I live in Sacramento... may I join the group in Sacramento? If so what time and where.. Thanks for organizing this..

    February 23, 2013

  • Marilu

    Hopefully - if there's a change - I'll get the notice next time -
    I really would have loved to have someone to go to the
    DeYoung with - -

    February 3, 2013

  • Kathleen

    Thanks for the tip, Diane. I think we will probably reschedule our trip, then, for the first Saturday of some other month. We are not fond of large crowds.

    January 31, 2013

  • Bea

    I hope to join you next time! Too many deadlines at the moment!

    January 29, 2013

  • Kristine

    I would like to carpool please. :)

    January 25, 2013

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