I FOUND THIS NICE REVIEW ON YELP.COM & thought it should be shared (link from the Columbia State Historic Park reviews on yelp is http://www.yelp.com/biz/columbia-state-historic-park-columbia ) 4/28/2010 Where else could you find a twister dog and a tornado potato? Why just outside Columbia State Park, that's where! Gold was discovered in Columbia in 1850. Thousands of miners poured into Columbia to 'make their fortune'. Could they have imagined more than 150 years later folks would still be panning for gold there? Horse drawn stage coach rides take you through the streets of another era. Little House On The Prairie did some of their filming on Main Street as did the movie High Noon with their famous shoot out. My favorite book store captures my interest with each visit. Mi Wuk and Fox Indians artifacts are on display. Some are for sale. So many items of interest and books for varied topics. Brought two more home to my library today. Watching families walk along the wooden sidewalks and quiet street reminded me of Main Street in Disneyland. It's a great place to people watch. Columbia Kate's Teahouse was my destination. After an amazing lunch made in the their tiny efficient kitchen, I could see why they won two first place ribbon's in Sonora's bake contest again this year. Thought I was too full for dessert until I saw the bread pudding with rum sauce. Sat back, watched the people enjoying their day as I took my time memorizing each delightful bite of the dessert. Drove home enjoying the lush green hillsides with oak trees leafed out in their brightest spring green. The four deer grazing in a brilliant raspberry sunset brought this relaxing day to an end.