We have now spend one month in the cabin preparing for our big adventure. It has been a combination of ordering stuff on Amazon, going into town (Placerville) to get stuff at the Hardware store and keeping you updated. To get started I bought a big cup of coffee at a café in town, which had free Wi-Fi so I could post more on our website for all of you.
Douglas took us to town one day after the rain had been pouring down for days. First it floated the road just a few miles from the cabin… almost took out the mailboxes!
But that was nothing! The rain have had a big impact on the river…
After we crossed the Mosquito bridge there had been a landside on the other side leaving mud on the road. The road workers was already clearing out the road…
California has been hit by a drought for the last 4-5 years. It is over now and all the reservoirs are full. In Oroville just north of here 200,000 people have been evacuated because the Oroville dam can’t keep up with all the water. Right now the situation is under control, but it is suppose to rain the next three days. Know one knows what is gonna happen…
It takes about 30 minutes just to get into town (Placerville) from the cabin, so we bought lunch for the three of us at The Old Grill in Placerville. I went for the Earth burger (vegetarian) and the boys went for the Elk burger – with elk meat . It was perfectly cooked and the flavor was amazing. We can also recommend the gluten free bun for the burger, which is homemade.
Esben making out with his burger – He even has a “I burger” t-shirt, which he had put on for Valentines day. What a romantic boyfriend I have
Love the decoration of the restrooms at The Old Grill – do you know which one is the Ladies and which one is the cowboys?
After a nice lunch… and spending money in the local Hardware store, we headed back on Mosquito Rd, but we didn’t get all the way back… The rain had been making a big cave underneath the road just before crossing the Mosquito Bridge, and it was just a matter of time before the road would collapse. The road was closed!
Oh no… We had to drive back to town and take Rock Creek Rd back to the cabin. After one hour we was finally back at the cabin – Thanks to Douglas and his driving skills.
Super bowl was on the 5th of February. For our Danish family: Super bowl is the final game in American football season. We were invited to the Osterkamp Residence (Douglas’s parents) to see the game and have dinner. To make it a perfect Super bowl, we needed the perfect snacks.
Preparing for Super bowl – Dough for American cookies made by the Danes!
Freshly baked cookies and apple pie with vanilla ice cream – WATCHING THE GAME
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Well cookies and apple pie wasn’t enough. We had to do it the American way, so Douglas turned on the BBQ and grilled a lot of chicken legs.
Esben was in heaven – cookies and BBQ chicken legs – it doesn’t get better than that!
Many of you have probably seen the game, but for you that didn’t… It was Atlanta Falcons against New England Patriots. It was a great game and for the first time in history the Super bowl went into overtime. Everybody was very excited – even the dog almost didn’t dare to see it –> hiding behind the couch with Douglas’s sister.
In the overtime the Patriots scored a touchdown and the dog was cheering. New England Patriots won the Super bowl 2017!
Thanks for a great Super bowl day with good friend