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Benicia, CA, a great side-trip on the trail of John Muir!

          In my last blog (and article in the Record newspaper this week), we shared the idea of exploring the footsteps of John Muir, storied conservationist, founder of the Sierra Club and (some would say), father of our national parks, by touring both his grand home on the edge of Martinez, […]

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Warships, tall ships and historic watercraft of the Bay Area

Kids can get a lesson in piloting a huge aircraft carrier in the Hornet’s bridge, guided by docents, many of them former crew members (photo courtesy Carri Stever). The Hornet’s flight deck, as seen from the bridge, saw Jimmie Doolittle’s squadron of B-25s depart on secret mission to attack Japan in World War II (photo […]

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