Girls’ Day Out in Amador Gold Country

Plymouth is one of the many Gold Rush towns formed after John Marshall discovered gold in 1848.

Plymouth is one of the many Gold Rush towns formed after John Marshall discovered gold in 1848.

It only took a month to find a date to spend the day in the country with my friend. We were celebrating her birthday and she is a busy Mom. So this day was all about a delicious lunch and shopping. First stop Plymouth for lunch at Taste.

Plymouth is in the heart of Amador wine country and there are a number of tasting rooms. Entrepreneurs are investing in a new Guest hotel, Rest. We found some great items at a newly opened wine-themed gift shop Accents by Twisted Cork.

This cool old building on the next block from Taste hosts the new gift shop Accents by Twisted Cork.

This cool old building on the next block from Taste hosts the new gift shop Accents by Twisted Cork.

We enjoyed a yummy lunch at Taste. We shared two small plates and each ordered a large plate. With wine and tip it was a pricey $83.00. The mushroom cigars and deviled eggs were perfect with complimentary sauces. I loved my lamb meatballs with roasted potatoes. Cameon loved her gnocchi with beef and vegetables. We were too full for dessert.mushroom cigars and deviled eggslamb meatballsgnocchi

We decided to drive on to Sutter Creek, which has been our destination on past road trips. It has been years since we have been to Sutter Creek and CalTrans has since completed the new Highway 49. After a little confusion we found it. We had a lot of fun walking both sides of main street popping into shops that piqued our interest. It was the perfect backdrop for a good catch up conversation.

Amador County is about 1 hour from downtown Sacramento and is like another world with old Western towns, lots of ranching and vineyards, and a variety of specialty stores. I do not think it will be as long until our next day out in Amador.

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