After spending Saturday shopping for stuff for the new dorm room and finishing up the move-in the three of us decided to go down to Old Sacramento to have dinner. The Sacramento River runs along the edge of Old Sacramento and includes a couple of interesting drawbridges.
As we arrived out on the riverfront the sun was setting and the rail/car bridge was closed. Cars use the upper deck and trains the lower:
Back in 2001-2003 the Great Western Quartet Convention was held in Sacramento, and during those three years I chartered the Spirit of Sacramento (pictured here), another riverboat that's just a bit bigger than the Empress Hornblower, for a special 3-hour gospel music breakfast cruise. There are some photos from the 2002 cruise here.
On the way back to the school we passed the biggest crime scene in California history - the State Capitol. More theft goes on in that building than anywhere in the state.