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Visiting Folsom. Shopping. Strange Trees in Placerville.

Folsom California


Sandwiched (no pun intended after last blog) between Sacramento and  Placerville, a city which had grown in leaps and bounds since I had been there last, but then 25 years is a long time to be gone…

I went on a shopping spree of sorts, but nothing to brag about in the large picture of consumerism. I took a few photos while doing so, here for others to enjoy

PS -the photos are taken in both Folsom and Placerville:

More fast food – The American Way!

K-mart with its Blue Light Special. It reminded me of herds of ladies, wearing brightly-colored Muumuus, running  towards the flashing blue light, ready to snap up the fabulous bargains at hand.

I know that Christmas is big in the States, but in September?

When I asked, I was told that they had an empty space, so they might as well use it sensibly.


It made more sense to me with the endless aisles with Halloween items.


In Denmark you could find about 5% of what this single store was offering with Halloween things.

After many years of American influences, the pumpkin has taken its rightful place in Denmark as well.

Their pumpkins are chiefly grown on the island  of Samsø and distributed across the country.


I really like the thought behind this photo. Too much plastic floating around the world is not good for the environment,

of which we are a part of!

During my last night out in Placerville/California, I was treated to this meal by my family.



Here is another item, that astounded me: A cleverly disguised tower, for telecommunication.

Looking like any other pine tree, this was really a metal constructed thing, relaying the signals

from my Cellphone to the world!


Next few blogs concern Airports and the journey back to Denmark!


Fading California

My trip to San Francisco ended at a Subway Sandwich shop on the road towards Sacramento.

subway sandwich

It really ended with my last blog, but this blog will take me, (and you) back to Placerville, where I was staying with my sister.

This was America at its finest: Fast Food and a lot of choices for it.

I only wanted something to sustain me for the journey back, but the choices didn’t become less because of that.

Whole wheat, or regular, short or long, this on it, but not that, plastic gloves, smiling,

Thank you sir, thank you for visiting, paper or plastic, come again soon, thank you for choosing Subway….

Always smiling, these Americans. Polite and welcoming.

Those things will be missed, I’m sure.


Fading California Memories.


Next Blog: Visiting Folsom. Shopping. Strange Trees in Placerville.

American Delicacies

I knew it! This fabulous blog is starting to attract the cooks and connoisseurs of the world. Eating in California! US feats of Dining Extraordinaire!

Here is my tentative list:

  1. Chips. Doritos et.al. You might not think of chips as being delicacies, but they do wonderfully in a pinch, or a hastily arranged luncheon for two travelers on the road.
  2. Soft Drinks. During this trip: Dr Pepper. Coke in a pinch.
  3. Fast Food. El Pollo Loco, McDonalds, Arbys, In and Out Burger, Burger King. Don’t dismiss the importance of eating at these famous Fast Food Restaurants. They are an integral part of American Culture, and deserve their place in the annals of Good Eats!
  4. Tortillas. We purchased a 20 pack of tortillas, and enjoyed them over the next few weeks. They don’t seem to get old, or go bad, which is shown by our level of energy on this very demanding trip!
  5. Starbucks Coffee. I would only have ordered the regular cup if it hadn’t been for my Sister. She is known in every Starbucks in the Placerville area of Northern California, which is shown by their immediate recognition and knowledge of just what she’ll be ordering. Regular coffee, she told me, is too boring and reserved for old folks! I decided to cast off my older self, and be young once again with iced something-or-other, with 2 squirts, plus ice all blended together in my own plastic cup, thank you!
  6. Breakfasts of eggs, bacon and pancakes. A bit on the heavy side, if you had asked me at the beginning of my trip, but again I went with the flow. I guess, raw oats with milk and raisins aren’t every American’s cup of tea, but then I haven’t been one of them for some years now! I even dared to buy an Egg McMuffin at McDonalds in Los Angeles, on my second day in the States, just to feel like one of the gang. A real Angelino!
  7. Mexican Food. I realize, I’ve already mentioned tortillas, but they are just a part of Mexican Food. I might just mention refried beans, which together with tortillas, comprise a big part of Mexican Food.

As for other types of restaurants, I’m afraid they exist outside this blog, probably on sites dealing with a trip of different nature. I/we did manage to eat at a restaurant which served various items with me ordering BBQ Tri Tips.


The knife could have gotten me 5-10 years in prison in Denmark, but these Americans don’t worry about puny details like that. You need something to get through your meal, don’t you? Lucky for me, my  mother in-law was safely back home in Denmark, and my sister didn’t see any “Vote for Trump” banners on the front windows, otherwise those knives might just have played a different tune!

I was stuffed to say the least, with that meal putting all of the others to shame. A few times I forgot to eat lunch in the traditional way, but opted instead for a bag of good old American Chips and a can of Dr Pepper!

The chips had a mind of their own, and seemed at times ready to explode:


Example of Low Elevation chips.


Example of high elevation chips.

With us traveling higher in the mountains, the chips had a mind of their own, threatening to explode with each foot/meter, we rose.

This additional lesson in pressure and altitude gave us even more for the money, never quite knowing when and if there would be chips, barbecue, all over our rental car without any notice whatsoever?

Exploding Chips in California – The Stuff that Dreams are Made of!