I believe that cabin fever starts to set in at about 48hrs of not leaving the house. This morning, with sunshine beaming in and warming things up, I knew I needed to get out. After some breakfast I grabbed my purse, put on my coat and decided to head to the next town. The thing is I don't have a car while I am here. My folks have a car but it is a stick shift and I never learned how to use a manual. Sure I could have asked my folks for a ride into town, but I knew I needed the exercise.
So I set off to check out the "Brunswick Basin" in Grass Valley. This is an area of Nevada County that is in the middle between downtown Nevada City and downtown Grass Valley. They're sister cities but have their own unique characteristics. The Brunswick Basin use to be a lake, but way-back-when they drained it and used the space for commerce. It is basically a small valley where you can find any fast-food place under the sun, and also home to several shopping centers.
My path started off passing the creek that is nearby my home. I soon discovered on my walk that Nevada County isn't too fond of building sidewalks.
The options to cross over into the next town, were either to take a very winding path or a straight shot on an old freeway. I maneuvered my way next to this road being careful not to get hit. At the end I made my way into the basin.
The following are shots around that area, but I stopped taking pictures...guess I figured I would be back.
I picked up a map and schedule, so hopefully next time I will have it figured out. It was good to get out there and do something. We are expecting a winter storm to come in tomorrow night which will leave us in the rain for five days. Certainly, will make the effort to go out then. I am thinking of making a Scrabble club up here, but am weary it might attract single guys who think it is a way to get a date. arghh