Placerville is the best village in California
As an AmeriCorps member, I recently had the opportunity to visit your beautiful City of Placerville where as a volunteer, I joined the American River Conservancy for Wakamatsu Farm Restoration workday on Saturday, Jan. 18 in honor of MLK. We lodged at the friendly Gold Country Inn. But the biggest impact of kindness came when I dined on Friday night at the Independent Restaurant & Bar. It had exceptional patio dining, with excellent cuisine and service.
Here’s the story: I failed to retain my dining receipt for reimbursement. We contacted the restaurant, they say, no problem, we will get you a copy, leave it at the front desk and you can pick it up after your service workday … great. I say, thank you very much.
I go to the restaurant and just as they said, there’s my receipt in an envelope awaiting pick-up. I leave, preparing for my three-hour trip back to Yuba City.
Once at home, “Where’s my wallet? Oh my, I’ve lost my wallet.” I call the restaurant because it was my last stop before leaving, and guess what? I left my wallet at the guest check-in. Once again, they said no problem, we will Fed-Ex it to you on Monday (this was after they verified it was me).
Tears come to my eyes when I tell this story. It is not often these situations have positive outcomes. So I say to Jeff, the general manager; Cassidy, our lovely server; and to all of the staff, front and back of the house at Independent Restaurant & Bar, a huge thanks and you rock.
CONSTANCE W. DEHAVEN