One drawback to the cabin we rented was there was neither trash nor recycling services. We had to haul our garbage to the "refuse site" in the next town, and our recyclables came home with us. Other than that, we liked the cabin and would consider renting it again in the spring or summer. It sleeps up to 12, so we may do a joint trip with some good friends with kids the same ages as ours.
Of course I had to check out the local thrift shops. The shop in Angel's Camp huge, but the selection wasn't great, and it was overpriced for thrift shop merchandise. I scored big at the Humane Society thrift shop in Arnold- small shop but a better selection and even better prices.
I've been looking for a big-ass glass juice reamer, and this one's the size of a boat (a gravy boat, that is). And, yes, that is a vintage Vera Neumann scarf, as well as vintage Trifari Crown earrings. Love!