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Folsom, California, family fun and gold rush history beside the cooling waters of the American River!

Author's grandkids and daughter pull their kayak into the Sacramento State Aquatic Center on Lake Natoma.

Family fun and gold rush history beside the cooling waters of the American River; it’s Folsom, CA! Recently, we sought a weekend destination to celebrate a daughter and a grandson’s overlapping birthdays. Our criteria took in the wish list of three grandkids, ages 6 to 17, two of their cousins, both our 40-something daughters and [...]

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California Railroad Museum provides unique anchor to Old Sacramento

The Governor Stanford locomotive was the first for the Central Pacific; built in Philadelphia, shipped around Cape Horn and entered service in Sacramento in 1863.

The California Railroad Museum anchors the north end of Old Sacramento in our state capital. It’s one of the top railroad museums in the country, and celebrates the railroads’ huge impacts on California’s state-hood, Gold Rush and subsequent growth boom. Before gold was discovered in 1848 in the tail race of Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California [...]

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World Class Bicycle Racing; the Amgen Tour of California is close to Stockton in next week!

This map shows the varied locations and stages of the Amgen Tour of California.

For those into serious bicycle races and world-class cyclists, the Amgen Tour of California gets underway this weekend, with stops nearby Stockton along the coming week-plus.  Free viewing as close as Sacramento, Folsom, Mt. Diablo and other towns will give you a bird’s eye view!  For all the insights, go to their web site: www.amgentourofcalifornia.com. [...]

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