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Hello.....anybody there?!

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Hello.....anybody there?!

Ok anyone with teenagers intrigued about San Andreas - haha?!

We've recently been on a once in a lifetime road trip to California and because of the shut down we diverted from Yosemite to Gold Country.

Firstly, I'm pleased to say San Andreas is nothing like the computer game - haha!

I'm giving San Andreas a 'shout out' because we made our base here at Robin's Nest B n B and found it a perfect location to explore a small part of Gold Country. The experience of staying in bed and breakfast in a true American town was for us fantastic. We had a meal at the nearby Black Bart Hotel and visited nearby towns.

I've written a separate review on Robin's Nest if anyone is interested.

We had a great time in Gold Country and a refreshing change from the more commercialised places we'd visited on our journey.

Our boys had their photos taken at the 'San Andreas' sign and sent home San Andreas postcards to the UK - which was a big novelty for them :)

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1. Re: Hello.....anybody there?!

Glad you liked it. Was San Andreas fun because of the association with the name if the famous fault?

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2. Re: Hello.....anybody there?!

Thanks!

Our teenage boys loved the Game connection - for the novelty aspect.

The fault, from what we understood doesn't run there (but am I wrong).

We all liked it because for us coming from the UK it felt like the real America we see on some films and not commercialised. It felt very safe and on our first night there was a local College Football game going on and we could hear the chants of the cheerleaders from our open window - it was really great! Had we the energy we could have gone to watch, but we were exhausted.

When we went into shops and had a meal at The Black Bart people were so friendly and genuinely interested in our holiday. There was only one other couple in the Black Bart when we had our meal and when they were leaving they came to our table and asked where we were from - we had a lovely chat - people seemed really pleased to see us.

I notice you're from San Francisco - we'd been there prior to San Andreas. Loved San Francisco :)

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3. Re: Hello.....anybody there?!

People without recent teens won't know the association of San Andreas with the Grand Theft Auto video game. Yes, most of the US is a bit different!

I've bookmarked your b&b for future.

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4. Re: Hello.....anybody there?!

I have teens but they din't really get into Ganes but now I've learned something new.

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5. Re: Hello.....anybody there?!

So glad you were able to get out and see a little bit of the real California.

and yes the town of San Andreas in the San Andreas Fault are over a hundred miles apart.

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6. Re: Hello.....anybody there?!

And making lemonade from the shutdown lemons. It's been a while since I have viewed Grand Theft Auto, but it's not exactly young kid friendly IMO. Glad you had a good time. Planning to come back to see Yosemite?

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