Sacramento is the capital city of the U.S. state of California. Located
at the confluence of the Sacramento River and the American River in Northern
California, its estimated 2018 population of 501,334 makes it the 6th largest
city in California. Sacramento is the seat of the California
Assembly, the Governor of California, and Supreme Court of California, making it
the state's political center and a hub for lobbying and think tanks. Sacramento
is also the cultural and economic core of the Sacramento metropolitan area.
Getting there ...
The main purpose of this trip is to attend the
California Capital Airshow
held at Mather Airport in Sacramento area. We started our drive in the
late morning to plan have a lunch near a supercharge station in Vacaville (as
this was our first time to drive our Tesla Model 3 for a long distance overnight
trip). After a quick lunch, both our car battery and our stomach
were full and ready to continue our journey to Sacramento.
- State Capitol
Open to visitors in 1869, the State Capitol features
changing museum exhibits and historical rooms offering a view into
California's political past while the rest of the building acts as a
''living museum''. The Neoclassical structure was completed between 1861 and
1874 at the west end of Capitol Park and it is based on the US Capitol
building in Washington DC. The Capitol and grounds were listed as
a California Historical Landmark in 1974. We have lived in California
for more than 25 years, but believe it or not, it was our first time to
enter the State Capitol building!
- Fieldwork Brewing Co.
Sacramento is also known for its beverage culture, with keystone events that
include Cal Expo's Grape and Gourmet, Sacramento Beer Week, and Sacramento
Cocktail Week. Its growing beer scene is evident, with over 60
microbreweries in the region. We randomly picked one popular
brewer (from Google's review rating) in the midtown close to the State
Capitol to try some different draft beer. It was good refresh to have
some cold beer in a hot autumn day.
- Old Sacramento
Old Sacramento is one of the oldest part of the town,
which consists of cobbled streets and many historic buildings, several from
the 1850s and 1860s. Buildings have been preserved, restored or
reconstructed, and the district is now a substantial tourist attraction.
We had a fine dinner at a high-end steakhouse, and Woanyu and I realized it
was "probably" our silver wedding (25th) anniversary (as neither of us could
remember our exact wedding date :-))
Second Day ...
Thunderbirds' performance was paused when No.4 reported
some mechanical issue and came back to land safely. Although Thunderbirds
continued their demonstration with only 5-plane
formation, we decided to leave early to beat the crowds.
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