A Day of Relaxation in Old Town Folsom

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Real Estate Agent with GreatWest Realty DRE# 00827565

At the beginning of the week, I vowed to keep this day free for a special treats. It was late April, on my birthday that one of daughters provided me with a gift card for a day of pampering at TRE Salon and Spa in Old Town Folsom. This morning, it was time to redeem and collect. After, my body had been massaged into Jello, and my finger and toe nails painted in a sassy shade labeled Relentless Ruby, I found my way out of TRE’s doors, to meander across the street to Snooks Chocolate Factory.  It was time to indulge in a waffle cone stuffed with my favorite Pecan Praline ice cream in lieu of a proper lunch. . .A day doesn't get much better!

 

Historic Sutter Street in Old Town Folsom still has much of the spirit and flavor of its 1850s Gold Rush beginnings.  Today, the area is populated with antique shops, great little cafes and restaurants, stores and places of interest.

If you are provided an opportunity to visit Old Town Folsom, there is plenty to do and see.  The Folsom History Museum is located right next to the Assay Office.  The museum has a website, which provides great historical facts about the area: Folsom Historical Society.

Folsom is a located about 12 miles east of Sacramento, along highway 50.  Old Town Folsom has free parking, and it is convenient.  Some of the best food in the area is on Sutter Street, with parking at the back door.


TRE Salon and Spa
718 Sutter Street, Suite 105

Folsom, California 95630
(916) 293-8181

Snooks Chocolate Factory
731 Sutter Street
Folsom, California 95630

 

Folsom History Museum
830 Sutter Street

Folsom, California 95630

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Old Folsom Mural Painted on Side of Sutter Street Building

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Sutter Street - Old Folsom

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Sutter Street - Old Folsom

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Old Folsom Train Station

Note from Myrl: These photos were edited using i-Piccy's tools.  Especially used were the "Vibrance" and "Emboss" effects.

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Brian England
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What a wonderful day of relaxation!  I am glad you shared it with us and told a great story with the wonderful pictures!

Jun 30, 2018 04:10 PM #7
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I actually spent a week, every year for 6 years wandering the city of Folsom as my children both rowed in the West Coast Championship Rowing regatta held just a few miles away. Thanks for the memories Myrl...

Jun 30, 2018 04:51 PM #8
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Myrl my wife does one of those pampered days twice a year.  I think it is my turn to have one

Jun 30, 2018 05:01 PM #9
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And the nice thing about visiting Old Folsom, Myrl, is you don't have to drive there. The light rail from downtown Sacramento goes directly to Old Folsom, just hop on the train and relax. Well, except for that guy in the seat across from you who is rocking back and forth and screaming to himself.

I like the Hop Sing Palace but would take an ice cream cone anyday for lunch!

Jun 30, 2018 06:43 PM #10
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Hi Myrl,  Thanks for sharing the delightfulness of Old Town Folsom.  The pictures are great.

Jun 30, 2018 09:17 PM #11
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Will Hamm
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Hello Myrl,  Now you have me thinging to make time today for a waffle cone.  Thanks

 

Jul 01, 2018 08:21 AM #12
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Will Hamm
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Hello Myrl,  Now you got me thinking that I need to take time today to go out for a waffle cone in this heat.

 

Jul 01, 2018 08:22 AM #13
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What a special day and love how you skipped lunch and went right to dessert. That is the way to live it up. 

Jul 01, 2018 01:27 PM #14
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WOW, no that's how to spend a beautiful day. And the pictures are awesome. Enjoy the new week!

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Loved your photos, Myrl,  and loved your description of a perfect day spent in Old Town Folsum.  You managed to keep me with you all through.

Jul 02, 2018 08:10 PM #16
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Good Tuesday morning, Myrl. Have a great day and an outstanding week.

Jul 03, 2018 04:56 AM #17
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Myrl, you really had a special day of pampering, eating chocolates and enjoying a museum. Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos of Old Folsom.

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What a perfect day you describe, Myrl. I love the looks of Old Town Folsum - lots of charm.  

Happy 4th of July!  D

Jul 04, 2018 07:35 AM #19
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Happy Independence Day! This is a Longwood Gardens Photograph.

Jul 04, 2018 07:38 AM #20
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Happy belated birthday Myrl Jeffcoat - I missed your day but what a wonderful day you had to pamper yourself and feel stimulated by doing all the things you love to do.

I hope you treat yourself more often because you are worth it! I consider myself lucky to know you as a result of ActiveRain. You're like the sunshine who is always here in the Rain! 

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Hello Myrl and I do believe I have driven through Folsom many moons ago. I love old towns and your great photos really show off Folsom.

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Happy Monday Morning, Myrl Jeffcoat .  I came back to visit the 1850's Town of Folsum.  Nice to go back in time.  Hoping you have a wonderful week, my friend.

Jul 09, 2018 05:39 AM #23
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Myrl,

 That sounds like a heavenly day and I remember as a child reading all about the Gold Rush days. That must have really been something.

Jul 09, 2018 12:33 PM #24
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What a great way to celebrate (and redeem) your birthday gift. Being massaged into jello sounds amazing! I love your old town photos, especially the train station. It looks appropriate to the era of Old Town Folsom.

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Myrl, Folsom sounds like a wonderful place to get away and treat oneself, especially on your birthday.

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