Wednesday Postcard: Sacramento, California

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Bonjour! This week’s carte postale features the Governor’s Mansion located in Sacramento, California.

The three-story executive mansion was built in 1877.

In 1903, the State of California bought the mansion to serve as the governor’s home, starting with George Pardee.

But in 1967, after Ronald Reagan moved out, the mansion was opened to the public and turned into a museum.

Then it became an official residence again when Jerry Brown moved into the 30-room mansion in 2015 as he began his fourth term as governor.

However, his successor, Gavin Newsom, decided to forgo the mansion!

(Perhaps this means the Governor’s Mansion will be open to the public for tours again?)

Politics aside, the governor’s movie star looks get me star struck. 🤩

When Governor Newsom was mayor of San Francisco (2004-11), he was very active, vocal, and visible in the community.

I once caught a glimpse when he welcomed Prince Charles to San Francisco in 2005 (look at the photo in my post I’m a Royal Watcher).

These days, Governor Newsom can be seen on TV every day at noon (PDT) providing updates on the State’s COVID-19 response. 🕛

Here are three ways you can watch the livestream:

For more information:

Governor’s Mansion State Historic Park

Until the next Wednesday Postcard, à bientôt! Stay healthy and safe.

I’m Going to My First WordCamp #wcsac

Bonjour! I can’t wait to attend my first-ever WordCamp this weekend (September 21-22, 2019) in Sacramento, California.

I’ll be live-tweeting as an attendee. Find me on Twitter (@bonjourdarlene) and follow along using #wcsac! (Or scroll down to see my Tweets below!)

What is WordCamp?

According to the WordCamp Central website, “WordCamp is a conference that focuses on everything WordPress. WordCamps are informal, community-organized events that are put together by WordPress users like you. Everyone from casual users to core developers participate, share ideas, and get to know each other.”

There are WordCamps taking place around the world!

Have you been to a WordCamp before? Got any tips you’d like to share with a first-timer like me? Let me know in the comments below!