I prefer winter and Fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape — the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show. ~Andrew Wyeth

Monday, October 8, 2012

Isleton... another sleepy Delta town.

Too much to do and not enough time to do it... but being busy is good. Right?
I told you, on Saturday, that I would travel on to Isleton, CA. on our road trip... and Rio Vista and beyond. Well ... It didn't happen yesterday because we drove to Apple Hill, in Camino, CA., to meet our daughter in law and "the Beans", (our grandsons). We spent the day picking apples and having lunch at the farms, playing with the Beans and wearing ourselves out. Now I have another post to write about this week, about our fun day with the family.
But first....
Over another bridge... this time we are leaving Walnut Grove, crossing over the river and heading for Ryde where the big pink hotel is almost the only place in town. But it does have another tall old water tower. I love these towers. Every town along the river has one...Then on down the river to Isleton.
This is another sleepy little river town. My friend, "C" fell in love with a house, here, last week. She even went back to see it with a realtor on Sunday. It's a charming house on the river road. Well, not really on the river. It's on Main St. It's a two story white house with a second story porch, a beautiful front yard and a tiny view of the river. I may be visiting her here, instead of just driving through.
 This is the Bing Kong Tong Society Building.
 Here is some interesting history on this society and it's beginnings.
 There are some busy places that seem to bring in the locals, like the Levee Cafe.
and the Bessie Toy Chinn Memorial Garden...
...which I couldn't find too much information on. It says "future site of..." but it already looks like someone has started a garden.
There was some information, online, about an excavation that was done after a fire in 1926. They found coins. One, a Chinese coin, dated back to 1906. It was copper, and had a dragon on the front. How cool is that?

We picked up a flyer on the house that "C" has fallen in love with and I found a site that shows the listing... here. Pretty isn't it? We'll see what happens. It's a great price and well... you just never know what directions your life will take when you are "just looking". Sometimes you come across a house that speaks to you. You never know when your life will take a new turn.
I'm very tired tonight so I'm going to leave you in Isleton and hopefully, tomorrow, I can continue on to Viera's Resort and Rio Vista... and the Ryer Island Ferry.
See you then...


  1. ha how fun to explore...love little towns...and what an interesting history as well...love old bridges like that too...

  2. It sounds like that is a town to keep exploring. It's so rich in history. Wouldn't it be great if your friend lived there? And look at the yard of the cute little house....it could be tranformed into beautiful gardens. Very nice!

  3. Love seeing these old towns and hearing about the history. Keep them coming. Have a blessed day. Madeline

  4. What a quaint house your friend is considering. I'd say yes! Love your new header...did you take the photo and jazz it up?

  5. It's adorable!
    I hope that the next time I check your blog, I will find a post about "C"s fabulous new digs.


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