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Smart’s Wagon Train Coffee Shop +1530.587.7574

Smart’s Wagon Train Coffee Shop By Melissa Wynn After a peaceful nights rest atThe Truckee Hotel, General Manager Tim Tonachella suggested we try breakfast at Smart’s Coffee Shop, 10080 Donner Pass Road. He said it was his personal favorite and I soon discovered why. Dining at this unusual establishment is part extraordinary down home cookin’, part comedy sideshow and part mountain history museum visit. Entering the building we were enveloped in the aromas of frying bacon and creamy gravy. Antique lanterns and cast iron skillets hang from the ceiling. Simple wooden tables are set with the basics. Traditional red...

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Hot Spring Pool at Drakesbad Guest Ranch – Mt. Lassen Volcanic National Park

DRAKESBAD GUEST RANCH at Mt. Lassen Volcanic National Park From, by Eileen Majors [media-credit name=”” align=”alignleft” width=”162″][/media-credit] THE ESCAPE Long lists of things to pick up at the store, dust on the furniture and a pile of laundry was beckoning me to stay home. Work had been stacking up for weeks but with wisdom being doled out for free and given without reproach to all who ask, I decided to go ahead and asked for a little enlightenment. I walked past the library table where one grandchild had proudly written their name in the dust and made my...

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