I'm going to a wedding this weekend in Graeagle. I've never been there and don't know anything about it or the area. I've finally checked google maps and discovered its a 4.5 hour drive via 780 to 80 to 89 to 70. Apparently I'll be going through these cities: Davis, Sacramento, Roseville, Rocklin, Loomis, Newcastle, Auburn, Meadow Vista, Applegate, Colfax, Gold Run, Dutch Flat, Alta, Emigrant Gap, Norden, Truckee, Sierraville, Calpine, Clip, Blairsden and Graeagle.
I'm going to start pouring over this board and internet guides now.
My questions are:
1. On the drive up and back are there any super-cool foodie places I need to stop at - a fabulous dairy? a family sausage-making endeavor? an awesome brewpub? a killer diner? (For example, on a recent trip to Los Banos, our must stop place was Wolfsen's in Gustine - http://www.wolfsensausage.com/index.htm)
2. Is there any must see or do in Graeagle? We're staying at the Chalet View Lodge which seems pretty darn fancy so I'm assuming we'll be there the whole time, but maybe there's something cool enough to lure me away from the fancy day spa, pool and jacuzzi?
PS - I'll post the findings my research when I'm done.