We approach Sunday Funday a little different in our house. As we recover from a busy week, James and I love to get outside and do something active & adventurous to start off our day. We like to get out of the gym and hit this beautiful outdoor area that we live in. You can often find us biking, rafting, kayaking, paddle boarding, or anything that will get us out in the sun, working up a sweat, and enjoying the day! This past week we met up with friends to ride Foresthill Divide trail in Auburn. It’s by far my favorite local trail. It’s challenging, fun, fast, and technical. It has some amazing views as well!
It’s hard to take photos while riding, so these few will have to do. The terrain is a mixture of steep climbs in deeply wooded areas, mountainside areas with spectacular views, and beautiful meadows filled with fields of lavender and summer poppies.
Of course, I had to snap a few photos of our friends!
After our ride we stopped in old town Auburn for a delicious lunch and a few beers at Auburn Alehouse. If you’ve never been, its worth a trip to the quaint town just to savor in some of their tasty pub fare, or down a pint of your favorite lager. The craft beers are pretty good, cocktails served with the freshest ingredients, and the food…. this is certainly not your traditional pub food. They take bar food and kick it up a notch. The chef works hard to create a diverse menu that melds California cuisine with traditional pub fare that will leave everyone surprised and satisfied. You don’t normally see starters such as Pub Pickle Chips, Shangai Lettuce Wraps, or a fresh seared Ahi Tuna on a normal bar menu. For salads stick with the Walnut Gorganzola, and if you’re craving a real treat, try the Adult Mac and Cheese which is so delicious its practically sinful.
After a grueling ride we were ready to fuel up with burgers and brews.
After lunch we took a couple minutes to take in the scenery and the town before heading home. I snapped a few photos of downtown Auburn which has plenty of things to do from wine bars, pubs, and plenty of mom & pop shops to stop in and find some neat items.