Meet Our Hometown Tourists

Janet, Cindy and Carol:  Who we are.We met in a Toastmasters Class in 1994.  When the chapter disbanded, we decided we would still meet occasionally for lunch.  Since we all worked in different departments for Sacramento County, our paths frequently crossed at work.  We had the common employer denominator to give us plenty of... Read more »

Our Hometown Tourists Visit the Sierra Sacramento Valley Museum of Medical History and Historical Library

Looking for something offbeat and interesting to do with your out-of-town (or in-town) medical professional relatives or friends when they visit Sacramento? Perhaps you are a history buff or a budding novelist.  Take a couple of hours and visit the Sierra Sacramento Valley Museum (SSVMS) of Medical History on Elvas Avenue in... Read more »

Our Hometown Tourists Visit the California Pharmacy Museum

by Carol Dabrowiak and Janet Lewis Located in the offices of the California Pharmacists Association, the Don and June Salvatori California Pharmacy Museum is a little tricky to find.  You need to arrange for an appointment in advance.  But it is well worth a visit for anyone with even a passing interest in the history of how... Read more »

Our Hometown Tourists Enjoy an Old Sacramento Ghost Tour

Are you ready for a historical tour in Old Sacramento that will give you shivers and maybe even goosebumps?  Try the Historic Old Sac Foundation’s Ghost Tour, available only through the month of October.  Even if you’ve previously enjoyed the foundation’s Old Sacramento Underground tour, rest assured that the Ghost Tour is not... Read more »

Our Hometown Tourists Make a Day Trip to Folsom

By Carol Dabrowiak and Cindy Gibbs, Sacramento's Hometown Tourists Just a short drive from Downtown Sacramento, Folsom is a quick, easy and fun day trip.  When planning a trip to Old Folsom, don’t forget the Folsom History Museum.  So many people come to Folsom for the food, the stores, the farmers market, craft fair and so many... Read more »

Our Hometown Tourists Visit Apple Hill

The Do's and Donuts of Apple Hill By Cindy Gibbs Autumn is in the air and it is Apple Hill time again.  Orchards and shops in the Apple Hill area are really open during most of the year in the Gold Country.  October, though, is the time of year the majority of people seem to go.  However, other “off peak” times of the year offer... Read more »

Sacramento's Hometown Tourists Visit Maidu Museum & Historic Site

The Sacramento area was home to several Native American tribes, and while the California State Indian Museum is located next to Sutter's Fort in Midtown Sacramento, nearby Roseville has preserved some of the original lands on which they lived. At Maidu Regional Park, visitors can see the evidence of their way of life both in the... Read more »

Our Hometown Tourists Visit the California State Railroad Museum in Old Sacramento

EDITOR'S NOTE: Our Hometown Tourists visited the California State Railroad Musuem on their most recent excursion.  The following blog includes an account Carol Dabrowiak and photos by Cynthia Gibbs detailing their visit to this Sacramento attraction.  When you stay at a participating Sacramento Gold Card hotel, remember to ask... Read more »

Our Hometown Tourists Visit the Aerospace Museum of California to see airplanes, sit in cockpits and learn aviation history in Sacramento

EDITOR'S NOTE: Our Hometown Tourists visited the Aerospace Museum of California on their most recent excursion.  The following blog includes accounts by Janet Lewis and Carol Dabrowiak with photos by Cynthia Gibbs detailing their visit to this Sacramento attraction.  When you stay at a participating Sacramento Gold Card hotel,... Read more »

Our Hometown Tourists Visit the California Automobile Museum

EDITOR'S NOTE: Our Hometown Tourists visited the California Automobile Museum on their most recent excursion.  The following blog includes accounts by Janet Lewis and Carol Dabrowiak with photos by Cynthia Gibbs detailing their visit to this Sacramento attraction.  When you stay at a participating Sacramento Gold Card hotel,... Read more »

Our Hometown Tourists Visit the California State Indian Museum

EDITOR'S NOTE: Our Hometown Tourists visited the California State Indian Museum on their most recent excursion.  The following blog includes two accounts by Janet Lewis and Carol Dabrowiak, and photos by Cynthia Gibbs, detailing their visit to this Sacramento attraction.  When you stay at a participating Sacramento Gold Card... Read more »