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Valentine’s Day destinations for you and your sweetheart in Northern California

          Valentine’s Day is fast approaching – if you’re looking for special destinations in Northern California, several pop quickly into my wife’s and my mind!  In 45 years of marriage, my wife has taught me that a special Valentine’s destination has these attributes: scenic, somewhat secluded, fine and somewhat-dressy restaurant(s) nearby, […]

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Sacramento River Delta: Walnut Grove to Rio Vista traces steamboat history!

  Grand Island Mansion, four floors and 58 rooms of grandeur, was built in 1917 and was a favorite destination of rich San Franciscans via steamboat. Rio Vista Bridge over the Sacramento River, longer than most Delta bridges, is a “lift-span bridge” and was deemed a Most Beautiful Movable Steel Bridge by the national Steel […]

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Delta river steamboats navigated the marine highway until World War II

The Dover, pulling a barge behind on her hog post. The Delta King is preserved as a floating museum, hotel and restaurant on the Old Sacramento waterfront. The Delta King working the Sacramento River about 1935; it was the zenith of luxury river travel from San Francisco to Sacramento! Who would have thought that Sacramento […]

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The Sacramento River Delta: Sacramento to Walnut Grove…historic marine highway!

  The Old Sugar Mill is home to a dozen wineries and gourmet shops; it is the former Chrystal Sugar Refinery, dating to the 1930s, located on the north edge of Clarksburg. Elk Slough is a typical Delta waterway, and leads you to Bogle Vineyards and a most scenic drive. Huck Finn should round the […]

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Old Sacramento: Built by the Gold Rush…where what’s old is new again!

Joe’s Crab Shack and the Rio City Cafe on the Sacramento riverfront (with historic Tower Bridge in distance) are favorite restaurants in Old Sacramento! Southern Pacific Locomotive 6051 takes visitors on tours along the Sacramento River in open-air rail cars; kids love these trips! View of 2nd Street in Old Sac indicates how bicycle-friendly these old streets […]

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