WELCOME to HAPPY TO BE...This is a blog about my love of Antiques, My family, humor, as humor keeps us laughing and my every Day life...I hope you enjoy your visit...Please leave me a comment to let me know you Came by so I can visit with you Thank You !!...Hugs and Smiles, Gl♥ria

November 16, 2008

~~COUNTRY GOLD LIVING part 2 ~~~

Well girls lets take a road trip today to Amador City, California...this is the little Gold town I told you I use to work in...built in 1850.. Now here we are on California Gold Highway 49...which was named for Gold being discovered in 1849.... Is this not the cutest little town??? Oh girls you such see this little town at Christmas...all the fresh made cedar garlands and lights are strung across the street..and all the shops have Hot apple cider and home made cookies YUMMY!!!










Lets park so we can take a lunch break girls... Now grab your Stop sign so we can walk across the street and stop all this traffic...Yes you are your own crossing guard in the town.. pick it up and lets go...leave it at the other side...Hey this is very Hi-tech for this town....ha ha !!






Well here we are at Buffalo Chips the best and oldest restaurant in town and its open so lets see Whats for lunch...

Lets take a peek and see who's inside first...





Oh Look !! its Ashley...she is one of 2 sister that owe the best Hamburger Joint in town...her Sister Chrissy must be off today...both of these girls took this restaurant over from their Mama Marie, when she retired.... Marie did all homemade Pies soups etc. and her daughters have made her proud as they have not changed a thing....all home made food YUM !!! (ps Ashley don't kill me for showing all the dirty dishes ...you know you love me more than your luggage girl)
Now this is the Kitchen...and I thought my kitchen was small...these Sister made the most wonderful breakfast and lunches all on just this grill... Now lets get us a Hamburger and find a place to sit....







There are 2 dining area in this place...an upper and a lower...this is the lower room...and I love all the old signs in here...lookies!! at all the old coke trays hanging on the wall and the red and white stripe wall paper and teal colored wainscoting...just too cute...
Look at all these Candies...the big Suckers...wow!! I remember my dawna hitting her sister in the head with one of these and it got struck to Gina's hair ...what a mess that was...Oh Kids and the memories they give you lol !!
Now we also have side walk eating !!! I just love the Heart back Ice cream parlor chairs and little tables out here...they even have an old granite ware bowl with water in it for the visiting dogs here...Now we have the upper class eating area...check out all the great signs again... this is the left side...
and here is the right side...aren't all those old clocks just wonderful...so much eye candy here ..I just love to eat and look at it all...
Now lets get us an Ice Cream...oh girls they have Bubble Gum Ice cream that has real gum balls in it...when I worked next door at Country Living, Marie would bring me my cup of Bubble Gum Ice cream every day...Now the best part of all these signs and stuff is you can buy them...I found my best Yard long picture hanging ( another post about what are yard longs to come) here about 15 years ago...so I left with a full stomach and a new treasurer for my home...boy come to think of it that was an expensive hamburger that day...Hope you all enjoyed having lunch with me today...as I just love this place..the real thick milk shakes...you know the ones that your spoon stand up in !!! I love walking through the door and entering a step back in time...and I love when Ashley see me she just tosses a meat patties on the grill...I haven't seen a menu there in years they just know what I want and bring it on with extra pickles....


Next time i will show you the Biggest littlest rail road in the quaint Gold town !!!





Have a safe and blessed day as for me I think I made myself hungry and am going out to lunch... Hugs and smiles Gloria

27 comments:

Glenda said...

I really had a time getting here today, but I made it. That lunch was delicious, especially the milkshake, and I thoroughly enjoyed the guided tour. So many treasures and I have so little space. The signage is most interesting.
I sure am glad we avoided that traffic jam. What a wonderful place to wander around for several hours. Truly a step back in time.

ksarra said...

Good morning Happy! What a delightful tour. You've got my mouth watering for one of those old timey hamburgers. Those shops are darling, and don't you love it when the food is good AND there's lots of interesting things to look at??? Have a great day!

Sue said...

mornin sweet G!! Dot will help you get rid of this big gap, she helped when I had the same problem! G, your little town and hamburger joint are just precious! I gotta get out and use my imagination for a fun post, I ain't got nuttin' Gloria!! LOL!! Oh well, have a fab week sweetie! xoxoxo

Anonymous said...

Make a reservation for us g... vicky

Lynne said...

This was just the "most" fun. Ashley looks like a doll. Don't you love it when you walk in and they alredy know what you want? What a trip down memory lane. I love the ice cream parlor chairs. And the old signs are just great. I loved Santa..Would love to have an old fashion milk shake.. :-)Looking forward to the next post.. hope you have a super day on the mountain.. I'm off to make the city run and then to work..
hugs ~lynne~

Jessica said...

What a wonderful place for lunch and the stop sign thing was hilarious! I don't think Houstonians ( that's what we are called, lol. ) believe in stop signs. :) I just love that little town.

Hugs~ J.

p.s. Now, I'm starving, too.

Picket said...

Morning sis! That is my kind of place...I would be in heaven sitting in there and looking at all those old signs! I loved that! I bet that food is some kind of lip smacking good! Loved the fact that they even put water out for the pets!..to fix you lond space to the comment thing...just go edit and go down to the bottom and click and then start backspacing...it will take a time but you will get it drawed all the way back up and then just publish again! have a great day sweetie!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

What a neat place. J and I would love to explore here!

squawmama said...

Morning Gloria... What a great day it was with you... Loved the little town and definitely will be putting this one on my list of places to visit... and when I get there I expect to meet you for a hamburger & shake... That would be great fun... I love small towns and try to visit as many as I can... Thanks for this great post... Love YA

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Gloria, This is the neatest place! I would love to spend a day here one day. It looks really fun.
How nice they think of the visiting doggies too. ~Melissa

onlymehere said...

What a darling town! I think some of these mom and pop restaraunts ahve the best food in any town! I know we have a couple locally and we'd much rather eat there than at the big chain eateries!! I love the stop signs to cross the street, how fun is that?! Cindy

Chrissy said...

Oh how I would love to eat there, charm is the only word I can use !!!

profenretraite said...

Thanks Gloria for that wonderful little vacation! My eyes went straight to that BIG SUCKER!! lol So many happy memories! Maybe one day I'll get to see the real thing. Now I'm hungry. Gotta go eat breakfast. Have a great day...:) Debbie

Deanie's space said...

Thanks for stopping by, Did you see the Coal Mine blog with my Grandchildren? The stove in the exhibtion is similar to mine. It is almost time to start cooking on that baby. We had snow flurries today. I always stop by to see you I just don't take the time to comment. You know how much I love those GWTW lamps. THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!! Deanie

Carol said...

Thanks for sharing pictures of your fun day, wish I could have been there!
Smiles,
Carol

Sue said...

GLORIA!! I love turkey and stuffing sandwiches too!! OH my God I'm starving for one right now! LOL!!! We have this sub shop that makes a turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and mayo on a sub roll, its fresh turkey and they make these all year!! They are fabulous but so filling!! G, I can't wait til Thanksgiving! xoxox

Chari said...

Hey Girlfriend...

Ummmm...I can taste that hamburger, I really can!!! Oh yes, and make that a chocolate milk shake to go with it!!! Oooh, that does sound soooo good!!! I just love your little mountain town...it's just darling and looks like a fun place to go and hang out!!! I love all of the old signs and clocks too!!!

How are you doing, my friend? I'm trying to find a project to keep me busy...hehe!!! I've just been itchin' to put my Christmas decor out! Russell always says...but we haven't even had Thanksgiving yet...hehe!!! So I'm tryin' to wait! Love ya Sweetie...

Chari

Bo said...

Hi Gloria...I loved this visit today...I've never been to California and it doesn't look like I'll ever mke it that far west, so I can just sit back in my chair & let you escort me around... Thank you very much!
Hugs, ;-) Bo

Shelia said...

Afternoon, sweet Gloria! Oh, what a sweet little town - looks like Marshall Dillion should come walking down the street. Love the little restaurant too! I'd love to go there.
Oh, Gloria, how sad about your friend! That's a terrible thing and you're so right, we have so much to be thankful for. Praise God!
Be a sweetie and I'm so glad you found me!! ;)
Shelia ;)

ksarra said...

Hi Happy. I am so glad to hear that your heart is warming up for the holidays. I know from experience that sometimes the holidays can be lonely when you lose a loved one. I didn't know that your Mother passed away last year. How did I not know that??? I'm so sorry. "Talk" soon, friend.

Rue said...

Hi Gloria :)

That is one of the cutest places I've ever seen! I think you live in a more Mayberry place than I do LOL

I can't wait for the railroad post :)

big hugs,
rue

Diane said...

Love the restaurant & your story about the big suckers! I'm still chuckling! I have a confession to make, I'm a milk shake-aholic... Now I want one really bad! Hmmm, Jack in the Box has pumpkin milk shakes now, & hmmm maybe I should take a little drive & pick one up! :0} Diane

salmagundi said...

What a charming town, and I just love a really good old-fashioned hamburger with pickles. I think I have finally been able to put you on my blogroll - I've been having the devil of a time doing yours, for some reason. I kept getting some old blog of someone else, but with the Happy To Be name. Have a great week. Sally

onlymehere said...

I got a comment from Ann who said she's a friend of yours. She gave me her email. I wanted to look over her blog but I can't find any comments from her on here, maybe I've overlooked them or she didn't sign her name to a blogger name. Can you lead me to her? I'd like to see her blog. If she's a friend of your's she's a friend of mine! Cindy

laurie said...

What a fun place to have lunch, but especially ice cream!! And antique signs too. This was fun. laurie

Donna Marie said...

Gloria, you little tiny thang you.. lol. Your little tour was so sweet. Im glad you liked my hair.. I surely needed a change.



xoxoxxo
Donna

nikkicrumpet said...

What an adorable town...but I'm not sure I want to eat somewhere called "Buffalo chips" hmmmm not very appetizing! Have a great day!