Yesterday, we went on another adventure with our friend Wednesday. We began at the Sacramento History Museum for our 4:00 tour of the Sacramento Underground.
We arrived a bit early, so we hung around the Sacramento Bee display and took some photos and read old newspapers from the late 1800’s and early 1900’s.
We were handed bright green construction hats with the Underground Tour logo prominently displayed on the front, along with headphones and receivers so we could hear our tour guide. Our tour started at 4:00, and unfortunately started outside. It was around 100° and those plastic hats were hot! We had to walk through a bit of old town to get to the first underground area. Judging by the stopping and staring by a majority of the patrons of old town, we were quite a sight in our little green hats and headphones.
The tour itself was pretty good, but there’s a lot of room for improvement. Especially for $15 per person. But, it was only opening day, so I hope over time they make some improvements with larger displays, more history, more artifacts and perhaps some miniature models. It seemed that some people were having a difficult time grasping exactly how the buildings were raised and what that really looked like.
After the tour, we needed some refreshment. We headed over to Vallejo’s Mexican restaurant for a dinner and many glasses of water. We were serenaded by a solo guitarist, which was pleasant.
After dinner, we headed into the insanity that is Second Saturday in Sacramento. Originally a quiet little affair where businesses displaying art and art galleries opened their doors to the masses and served wine and cheese. Now, it is a mad house of tents, bands, and handmade goods being sold in parking lots and on sidewalks. There’s still art inside to be enjoyed, but it’s just a different experience. Glad to see so many people out doing community oriented activities.
We had to drive around a bit to find parking about 1/4 mile away from our destination–McMartin Realty, where the Sacramento Historical Society and the Center for Sacramento History had a display.
Wednesday found a new history book to buy and we looked at the historical Sacramento photos and maps until we realized we had to head over to the zombie walk. We thought they were leaving at 7pm.
We made it to the zombie walk meet up just before 7pm, and they were nowhere near ready to leave. We stood around and snapped photos until we were sweltering from the heat and needed some water and some ice cream. Wednesday suggested Burr’s Fountain, so off we went. It was a perfect way to end the hot, but entertaining evening.