Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Over the weekend we did a little exploring on the Folsom Lake (puddle) lake bed. The current water level at the lake is VERY low due to little rain over the past two seasons. This low level has exposed the foundations of buildings that have been covered with water over the past 60 years. Mormon Island, the exposed city was a thriving mining town during the 1850's gold rush. At it peak it had over 2500 residents 4 hotels a large dairy and large scale winery.
When Folsom dam was built in the 1950's the town was razed and the area was filled with water to form what we know today as Folsom lake. During our exploration we found many "treasures" that have been submerged during the past 60 years. Explorers before us had started to make treasure piles on tree stumps and flat surfaces to display their findings. Since Folsom is a state park you are not allowed to remove any of your findings from the park. We did our part to contribute to the piles.
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On Saturday we celebrated my daughters 14th birthday by bringing her and some of her closest friends on a day trip to San Francisco. We started out the day by catching the cable car to Fishermans warf.
From the end of the Cable Car line we walked to Pier 39 and had lunch at North Beach Pizza.
After Lunch we walked back through Fishermans Warf and of course ever 14 year old girl wants to stop in every shop along the way. We made it to Ghiradelli Square and had her birthday Ice Cream sunday's at the world famous Ghiradelli Ice Cream shop.
Then back on the Cable Car for the return trip downtown. We still had a little bit of daylight left so we drove across the city to the beach to watch the sunset. The end of a great day.