Downtown Grass Valley by Erin Theim – Outside Inn Blog – Nevada City, Ca

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DOWNTOWN GRASS VALLEY

Downtown Grass Valley Shops

Downtown Grass Valley Shops

Downtown Grass Valley’s annual Open House this year was themed “Holiday Market” to help showcase local businesses.  Seventeen different merchants participated in the event.  I popped in and took photos at Yuba Blue, The Olive Groove, Heart and Home, Caroline’s Coffee, The Book Seller, La Te Da, Tess’ Kitchen Store, Cult of Gemini and The Artist Workshop.

“It was fantastic to work with promoting the downtown merchants in Grass Valley.  We were happy to see town full of visitors all day who were exploring our local shops and areas,” said GVDA Director Marni Marshall.  Special to this year’s event was an appearance of Santa’s elves and a Mr. and Mrs. Claus, just a prelude of getting ready for the holidays.

You can see a full list of Grass Valley shops on the Grass Valley Downtown Association website.  What’s on your local shopping list?  And don’t forget to mark your calendars for the Grass Valley Cornish Christmas, Friday evenings starting November 24th- December 22nd.
Downtown Grass Valley Shops

Downtown Grass Valley Shops

© 2017 InnSide Nevada City, Photos © by Erin Thiem

Photo Pairing…..Smokey??

I took this a couple of weeks ago when Yosemite Valley was filled with wildfire smoke. Every time I see a “smokey” photo I think of the song Smokey from back in the 60’s. Every time I think of that song I go to look it up on Youtube and I can NEVER find it because that song is actually called STORMY!…..arghh 😉

 

Girl Camper Weekend – Inntown Campground – Nevada City – Nevada County

Dan and Erin Thiem are owner operators of the outsideinn in Nevada City as well as the new year around Camping, Glamping and RVing inntowncampground. Below is a recent blog post from the Inntown Campground’s website blog,….enjoy 😉

GIRL CAMPER WEEKEND

Last weekend the Inn Town Campground hosted a Girl Camper weekend with Girl Camper Ambassador Janine Pettit.  When she’s not camping, she contributes to GoRving’s blog, she’s active on InstagramFacebook or creates a weekly Girl Camper podcast for the RV Family Travel Atlas.  You can hear me chat with Janine on her podcast next month.  Janine opted for the , “the tried and true Girl Camper camping rule – KISS – Keep It Simple Silly! Friday night everyone bring an appetizer to the gathering space and share! Campfire and fellowship afterwards. On Saturday we will explore the mining town and eat lunch on our own. On Saturday evening we will meet for cocktails and dinner in a central location and do our BYOP dinner. Bring Your Own Protein. The grill will be going and all the sides will be supplied. Bring your salmon steak, T-Bone or pork chop and grill it just as you like it.”  In addition we had a fun trailer tour, craft hour and lots of chit chatting about the RV lifestyle.  Thanks to all the ladies who came out to join us at the campground.  I was inspired by Leslie’s story, she attended the RV Entrepreneur Summit earlier this year to learn more about the world of full timing and got inspired to test the waters with our girl camper weekend, renting a Class A motorhome via Outdoorsy and camping for the first time in a RV.  We all really enjoyed looking inside Jenny’s beautiful 1962 Kenskill Trailer, Danielle’s 1963 Aladdin, Mary’s vintage Shasta and I even brought over our 1957 Cardinal for my very first solo trailer camping adventure.  (Click here for a fun Instagram video of setting it up and click here for a video of breaking down the camp).  Below are some additional photos from the weekend, many thanks to Lenkaland Photography and Jim Pyle for stopping by to take a few additional photos of the fun.  Who’s inspired to channel Janine’s motto, “Going places, doing things!” and get outside and enjoy the beautiful fall camping weather?

  

 

photos by Erin Thiem, lenkalandphotography and aerial photography by Jim Pyle

Fall Colors

Get it? (the tree on the right looks like it might fall…….get it 😉

photo by Gold Country Photography

49th Gold Country Scout Group, BPSA-US – Grass Valley – Nevada County

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Camp. Hike. Whittle. Whistle. Bring your whole family or just come on your own. This co-ed, all-age traditional outdoor scouting program was developed and refined over 40 years starting in 1907 by the Father of Scouting and Chief Scout of the World, Lord Robert  Baden-Powell. The nostalgia we have for scouting days of old exists because of this program.

 The opportunity to participate in a whole family activity is rare these days. The best way we learn is by example – from friends, from parents, and from other community members, young and old. Develop skills, meet new people, have pride in your work and your service to your community.

We teach real outdoor skills and engage in adventures, campouts, and community-building. Service is one of our core tenants, as we create a culture where children and adults ask,”how can I help?”

Our aim thus remains the same as when scouting was founded: to promote good citizenship, discipline, self-reliance, loyalty, and useful skills. BPSA is totally independent of, and not affiliated with, the Boys Scouts of America or the Girl Scouts of the USA.

We are members of the World Federation of Independent Scouts (WFIS); and as such are not in competition with other American scouting associations, we are only their brothers and sisters. BPSA-US work closely with the Baden-Powell Scouts’ Association of England and the Baden-Powell Service Association in Canada.

The original scouting family  Lord Robert Baden-Powell, the Father of Scouting and Chief Scout of the World, and his family

“The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others.”- Lord Robert Baden-Powell, Founder of the Scouting Movement

 

“The BPSA offers a choice for those with curiosity, energy, and independence of spirit. We are committed to providing an appropriate alternative and community-oriented Scouting experience. The BPSA welcomes everyone, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, class, ability, religion (or no religion), or other differentiating factors. Our mission is to provide a positive learning environment within the context of democratic participation and social justice. We foster the development of Scouts in an environment of mutual respect and cooperation.”

The training scheme devised by Baden-Powell is based on using the natural desires of young people as a guide to the activities that will attract and hold them.

Our method and practice provide young people with the opportunity to craft and develop their own adventures, trips, and service projects.

The appeal of true Scouting has always been to that element of the vagabond, pioneer, and explorer, which is part of our nature, and is at its most evident in youth.

Scouting is an outdoor movement and that is part of its character. To whatever degree conditions may, at time, force us indoors—such as weather, darkness, or town life—we must regard this as second-best necessity and never as a satisfactory substitute for the real thing.

For more info – https://49thgoldcountry.com

 

photos by Celeste