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October 29, 2011: Fall Foothill Drive

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Post by volvie! Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:34 pm

Hello everyone!

You are invited to join the us for the Fall Foothill Drive on October 29th at 9:30A.

A message from Wally and Marcia Russell, Event Coordinators:

Falll Foothill Drive: Still Looking for Gold

Begins in Folsom and Ends in Placerville
-Meet at 9:30 a.m.
-Raley’s shopping center, corner of Blue Ravine and E. Natoma, Folsom CA
-NE end of parking lot near 25095 Blue Ravine (Mexquite Restaurant)
-Food, gas, etc. available at this location

Depart for the journey at 10:00 a.m.

Stop One:
Coloma with a stop at Marshall Gold Discovery Park

Route Options:
-Route Less Traveled: Green Valley Road to Salmon Falls Road
-Or, follow Marcia to Coloma via “the road more traveled:” Green Valley Road to Lotus Road.

Information about Marshall Gold Discovery Park:
-$8 per vehicle charge at park no matter where we park ($7 for 62+ seniors) includes map, historical info., & museum entrance fee. Historical film available in museum.
-Outdoor exhibits, gold panning ($7), museum, gift shop, restrooms
-Light snacks will be furnished or you can bring your own.

Stop Two:
Gold Hill Vineyard (depends on time & desire of group)
They have both wine and beer in the tasting room.

Stop Three and/or Four:
Depending on time, our next stop will be Old Town Grill in Placerville for lunch or a stop at the Gold Bug Park and Mine for a self guided tour.
Gold Bug Park is less than 5 minutes from Main Street in Placerville and might best be explored after lunch.
John at Old Town Grill closes at 2:30 p.m. and you don’t want to miss a chance to have one of his burgers or salads. Cash only, no charge cards accepted.

RSVP no later than October 22, 2011: Contact Marcia & Wally Russell
Please use Foothill Drive on the Subject line in your email and include your phone number in case we need to contact you.
Let us know if your plans change so we won’t be looking for you as we depart.

If you have any questions, please contact Marcia & Wally Russell, Event Coordinator.

We hope to see you there.


Meeting location:
Folsom Shopping Center at the corner of Blue Ravine Rd. and East Natoma St.

Meet at the North-East corner of the parking lot near the:
Mexquite Mexican Restaurant
25095 Blue Ravine Road
Folsom, CA 95630
(916) 984-8607

Food, gas, etc. available at this location.

Google Map (will open in new tab/window):,-120.946426&spn=0.275741,0.676346

Meeting Time:
Depart for journey at 10:00A

(Depends on number of stops taken)

$8 for parking at John Marshall Gold Discovery Park ($7 for 62+ seniors)

Gold panning at John Marshall Park = $7

Bring cash for Old Town Grille in Placerville (no charge cards accepted)

Other costs at Winery and Gold Bug Park?


We hope to see you there.

Take care,

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