Tina and I went on a field trip to Leoni Meadows in Grizzly Flats, California with the El Dorado County Historical Society. Lori wrote a post about the trip two years ago after she had gone with Tina, but I had never been there before.
The painting above was done, I believe, from a photograph of the old homestead before it was restored. Below, you see the home the way it looks today:
Complete with chickens strutting around in the yard:
A scene on the front balcony:
Some of the family who lived in the home:
A view - of the "Meadows" - gorgeous:
The colorful engine of the Glover-Roderick Railroad:
Another view, this time from the train:
I enjoyed the train ride, although we weren't able to take the whole loop due to track issues.
Coming up in Part Two, a tour of the homestead.