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Ease of travel with a teardrop trailer; it’s David vs. Goliath!

Our Scotty at home in the Pinnacles National Park campground, amidst the behemeth trailers and fifth-wheels. All those owners want a tour of our little trailer! Rear galley with plenty of storage room; some teardrops have built-in gas stove or sink, this one does not. The back interior cabinets of our 58 Scotty offer lots […]

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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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On the trail of John Muir; the road runs through Stockton and UOP!

        John Muir, arguably the world’s first conservationist, father of the National Park Service and cofounder of the Sierra Club, spent his adult years in nearby Martinez, California and more than occasionally traveled through Stockton. The largest collection of his papers, research and writings are archived in University of Pacific’s climate controlled […]

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Festival of Trees makes December perfect time to visit San Joaquin County Historical Museum near Lodi, CA

Anytime is a good time to visit our county’s historical museum in Micke Grove Park south of Lodi, but December is the “put it on your calendar” time! In December, the museum complex comes alive with both Christmas cheer and the stunning Festival of Trees!  With more than 70 beautifully decorated unique Christmas trees, the […]

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The Bridges of the Sacramento River Delta…a great excuse for a day tour…!

The bridge across Steamboat Slough dates to 1924. Count the colors of the many Delta bridges, some green, some yellow, some silver, some orange, some gold! For those of you who know the Sacramento and San Joaquin River Deltas, you will appreciate the greatest agricultural land in the country, cross-cut with 1,000 miles of delta […]

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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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Cute critters and petting zoo helps history come to life at the San Joaquin Historical Museum!

Kids are dwarfed by giant clamshell bucket used to dredge levies on the Delta Kids enjoy the history of our city, county; here a class takes in lunch at the museum Friday and Saturdays through May 31, bring the kids and family to experience barnyard critters in the petting zoo, at the San Joaquin Historical […]

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San Francisco: Undiscovered pleasures, just west of Fisherman’s Wharf, Part I of II

Tourists flock to San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39 and Embarcadero waterfront.  Far less visited but offering an equal amount of awe and interest, is the waterfront just west of Fisherman’s Wharf.   Visitors can take in this panoply of engaging sites by walking, bicycling or by auto – and the views are simply stunning!   […]

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