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Home for the holidays – take visiting guests on a tour de grace!

Guests in town for the holidays? Take them on an exploration of our city and county’s special places. Christmas lights: Take a driving or, better, a walking tour of Meadow Avenue, just west of Pershing, for the city’s most spectacular Christmas lights.  Take a thermos of hot chocolate and enjoy the holiday spirit! And, if […]

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Winter activities for kids, grandkids in San Joaquin County

With an El Niño winter pelting San Joaquin County with rain and winds, you may wonder where to take the kids and/or grandkids on these blustery days. Here are several local destinations, kid-tested with our three grandchildren over this year and last. You and the kids will find them all compelling, relatively inexpensive (or free) […]

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Be a tourist in your own town (new Stockton Summer Passport offers fun, prizes)!

  With summer now upon us, kids and grandkids out of school – gear up for some summer fun right in your hometown and county. The Stockton Summer Passport allows you to be a tourist in your own town – and earn some goodies along the way!  The local Visit Stockton organization notes, “There’s plenty […]

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Children’s Museum, Pixie Woods; child-friendly treasures in our backyard!

  The Children’s Museum’s water maze fascinates young and old alike. By moving the baffles, kids can redirect the current and move boats through the maze in different directions! Giant nutcrackers pose outside Stockton Children’s Museum; grandson Jack was very impressed! Grandson Jack and other kids cavort in the Pixie Woods “Dragon water feature”, just […]

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Stockton/San Joaquin County’s “must see” list, Part I

Huge wind art is visible on Stockton’s Deepwater Channel, behind the Stockton Ports Ballpark. A small piece of the San Joaquin River Delta, with Mt. Diable in background, is visible from a sunset dinner at the Garlic Bros. deck in Stockton. Giant clamshell dredge bucket dwarfs kids at the San Joaquin Historical Museum!   Perhaps […]

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