The Experiences that Emerge from the Realm of the Unexpected

Real Estate Agent with GreatWest Realty DRE# 00827565

My grandson Baron is visiting me this weekend. After breakfast, we performed a home escape while taking advantage of blue skies which lurked outside my kitchen window.  Our destination became California Gold Country, with little towns along Highway 49 – Fiddletown, Amador City and Sutter Creek.


Little things I enjoy during short journeys within a 100 miles of home, are experiences that emerge from the realm of the unexpected.  For example, shortly before noon we stepped inside The Sutter Creek Ice Cream Emporium. We planned to indulge in a healthy lunch of ice cream cones or sundaes. 

We were lone patrons at our little table.  However, it wasn’t long before Clancy stepped inside and began looking around the eclectic shop.  I have to get his picture, I thought.  When I conjured courage to ask, he easily agreed, for the small price of his sitting with us to sip his morning tea. 

Because Clancy mentioned a historical site a half block away, and because of his dress, I thought he may be a docent for the historical town.  But instead, he explained he was a magician.  He provided a few moments of delightful company and some of his magical wonder.  Ice cream and magic. . .It doesn’t get much better than that!

When we stood to leave, Clancy provided us his card.  It reads:  “MAGIC” By Clancy (916) 681-1283.
Grandson Baron with his ice cream lunch
Clancy the Magician
Clancy showing us his magic with rope


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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

What great fun. I've been wanting to take a road trip for some time now and just go do something different.  

Jan 27, 2018 06:04 PM #1
Patricia Feager
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Awe! How wonderful that you and your grandson Baron escaped for a bit and had so much fun! I like his name! I have never heard anyone else having Baron for a first name - it sounds so prestigious!!! 

I hope the two of you are having a blast! There's something about youth that gives you a dose of reality into their world and isn't that exciting!

Jan 27, 2018 08:42 PM #2
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Wow how fun, ice cream and magic...I would have loved having that cone dipped in dark chocolate (my favorite) and then I would have loved to ask him if he is a member of the Magic Castle in LA? Endre

Jan 27, 2018 09:39 PM #3
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,
RE/MAX Professionals. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

I have follow that trail myself along 49 or what some people call 49er boulevard Myrl Jeffcoat 

Jan 27, 2018 11:08 PM #4
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

How fun!  I am glad you get to spend time with your Grandson, I am sure you both enjoy it.

Jan 28, 2018 05:53 AM #5
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Myrl. I just loved this every word and yes your pictures. eing open to surprises is a real gift.

Jan 28, 2018 06:43 AM #6
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Good morning Myrl Jeffcoat 

Thank you for sharing and enjoy your family time.

Have a great day. 

Jan 28, 2018 07:08 AM #7
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

That is the perfect moment of serendipity and a lovely title to your post to boot.

Jan 28, 2018 08:39 AM #8
Carol Williams
U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business. - Wenatchee, WA
"Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"

Good morning Myrl,
Oh My... what a delightful day you and Baron must have had.  "Ice Cream and magic. It doesn't get much better than that.   Indeed! 

Jan 28, 2018 09:09 AM #9
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


How fun to visit the gold country with your handsome grand son.  And what a great itinerary!  A

Jan 28, 2018 09:15 AM #10
Emily Medvec Qualifying Broker
Hello Realty Partners - Santa Fe, NM
Realtor | Serving Santa Fe & Northern NM

OK Myrl Jeffcoat now I want ice cream! What a great post and story to share in between all you do in real estate and here in the rain. 

Jan 28, 2018 10:46 AM #11
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
Lyon Real Estate - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

You're such an adventurer and explorer, Myrl. I hope Baron grows up to take after you! I myself have never driven 49 so I guess it's something my husband and I can do some weekend together. We often go on trips you have suggested, LOL.

Jan 28, 2018 12:23 PM #12
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Sitterle Homes - Richmond, TX
Sitterle Homes


 I am always glad when you take these little trips and share them with us! Take care and have a great day!

Jan 28, 2018 01:28 PM #13
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Myrl, Clancy sure looks like a wizzard! What fun and unexpected encounter!

Jan 28, 2018 03:58 PM #14
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Myrl, that was a nice surprise. Clancy looks like Merlin, just needs a pointed hat  

Jan 28, 2018 04:46 PM #15
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Myrl, Thank you for this lovely story.  We could all learn a lesson from you here - take a day off, enjoy ice cream for lunch and wrap it all up with magic.  Sounds wonderful to me.

Jan 28, 2018 07:07 PM #16
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I always enjoy talking with thelocals as you uncover bits of information and trivia. I love magic too and even those not very good at it, I admire for trying.

Jan 29, 2018 05:40 PM #17
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Enjoy all of those special moments with members of your family.

Have an outstanding week.

Jan 30, 2018 05:51 AM #18
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

This story just makes my heart happy. A magical time with your grandson - truly priceless. The photos are wonderful too. Have a great Wednesday, Myrl. 

Jan 31, 2018 07:41 AM #19
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