Wednesday evening, I met members of the Placer Camera Club for dinner at a relatively new restaurant in Auburn called the Tap & Vine before we went out to photograph downtown Auburn at night. The dozen or so of us had such an enjoyable time at the restaurant that we were about a half hour late meeting up with the rest of the group who chose not to join us for dinner first. We broke up into small groups and wandered around. A few of us in my group were intrigued with the lights of the signs at the dive bar called The California. While I’ve not been to The California, I have enjoyed a glass or two of wine at Carpe Vino, whose round sign can be seen in the background.