Wednesday, September 12, 2012

A Few Folsom Postcards

Let's take a gander at Folsom, California. First of course, we could be stuck in Folsom Prison.

Or we could escape and cross this old railroad bridge.

But I would like to cross what we call the "Rainbow Bridge" and go check out the town.

Folsom has changed a bit over the ages.

Not too many horse and buggies anymore.

Folsom is perched on the side of a sloping hill, just above the American River, surrounded by dredging operations and the piles of river rock left behind.

We could go buy some pottery or antiques on Sutter Street.

I haven't been to see the "new" Sutter Street since they removed the island in the middle.

I guess cars have taken over the town again.

As fall comes the tourists and bargain hunters will come to visit.  Maybe we can meet Vickie.

In the evening we can find a great place to eat.  I vote for Mexican. Chips and salsa, anyone?


Heidi Ann said...

All righty, then - if we are going to shop, eat Mexican, AND meet Vickie, I am SO there with 'ya, sister!
I miss Folsom. It's been way too long!

holli said...

I love love love FOlsom! Whenever i have to travel to Sacramento for business i make a point to drive to Folsom. I am a HUGE Johnny Cash fan so i give him the credit for introducing Folsom to me. I have a shirt i got from the Harley shop there and it's one of my favorites. I wish i would have found a Folsom postcard when i was there.

The Viewliner Limited said...

Excellent post. Nothing like cool California postcards.

Jim J;O) said...

Family gathered for my 50th birthday party in Folsom, at a restaurant overlooking the river. My family knew I loved Folsom. Loved to walk the streets, not just downtown. We used to spend lots of fun time in shops downtown, especially around Christmas. I remember Christina Mendonza hosting the Folsom Christmas tree lighting—2000-2001, somewhere around then. Fun! Tiny little thing she was. Cute too. Don’t tell anyone but I used to have a crush on her (now I’m in love with Deirdre Fitzpatrick—again, don’t tell anyone ‘cause they’ll think me a shameless toad).

Not all that long ago, Old Folsom was ‘bout all there was. You took a little road off not-yet-freeway Hwy 50 and country-drove to Folsom-Town. I remember too many things that are no longer on the then-way to Tahoe (from home, Silicon Valley...blech!): The Nut Tree for peanut brittle (lots of different nuts nut brittle); ice cream at the Milk Farm; and always stopping in at the Coffee Tree to buy a pecan pie or two while on my way to Mom & Dad’s retirement cottage in Cameron Park. We took many a happy trip to Folsom during family get-togethers in Cameron Park.

I’ve searched high and low for the Coffee Tree’s pecan pie recipe, most recipes resulting in gelled syrup floating a few pecans. Can’t find it, nor anything quite like it. No, it’s not included in the Nut Tree recipe/memory book.

Hey Tina, thank you much. Now I’m hankering to go to Folsom... The holidays will soon be here. Oh yeah, I’ll certainly enjoy Folsom soon. Jim J;0)

Jim J;O) said...

I just took a Google tour of modern Folsom. I think that Costco & REI will be as far as I go Folsom-way any longer.

They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot
With a pink hotel, a boutique
And a swinging hot SPOT
Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got
'Til it's gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot
-- Joni Mitchell

Paul Duca said...

NOTHING can top

But I shot a man in Reno
Just to watch him die

farmlady said...

Mexican sounds good. I'll be there.
Why did they take the island away? I liked it. I thought it was unique and it made for wonderful street fairs.
Great "postcard" post.

Sponge Curlers and Cupcakes said...

Geez, have I fallen behind or what! So when are y'all coming for pete's sake?! Tell me & I'll be there to meet & greet you! Gosh, Jim sure brought back some great old memories. And, if anyone ever see's this, they took out the center island of trees on Sutter Street because when it was originally created, it was very shallow and the trees were starting to uproot & cause a hazard. They were literally bracing them. I'm not nuts about the new look but time marches on I guess and it's still a really great place to visit :- ) Hope to see you gals soon!