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Classic car buff? Visit the Vintage Reserve Garage in Lodi, CA!

Sleek '37 Chrysler Airflow on display

If you are a car buff, or have kids/grandkids moving in that direction, stop in and tour the Vintage Reserve Garage, 121 S. Cherokee Ln. in Lodi. Owner Mark Lange welcomes visitors to drool over his vehicles, for sale or on consignment. The building was built in 1947 as a Studebaker/Packard dealership. Currently in stock, [...]

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Stockton and San Joaquin County “must sees” for visitors and residents…

A Delta sunset dinner is just the way to end a day of touring Stockton; photo taken from Garlic Brothers Restaurant outdoor deck on the Delta.

Updating your local travel “bucket list”! A few weeks ago, I postulated on “must visits” in Stockton and San Joaquin County for kids out on summer break. Since that article appeared, a number of folks have asked what would be on an “adult bucket list” for our city and county? In other words, the places [...]

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Stockton, San Joaquin summer-time destinations for the kids

The Water Fountain at Weber Point always draws big crowd of kids to its cooling waters!

Get the kids out of the house and into summer adventure! OK, your kids are just weeks into summer vacation, and, they are B-O-R-E-D! What to do…? Let them scan this list of kid’s favorites, polish their own list and get them out of the house and into the community’s wonderful attractions! Here’s a running [...]

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What makes your Stockton/San Joaquin County Bucket List?

Grandson Jack Taylor poses outside Stockton's Children's Museum.

I’m working on a “Stockton/San Joaquin County Bucket List”, for a future article in the Record newspaper and my travel blog. Here’s your assignment:  Assume you have special guests in town: 1. What are the two most special places or activities you would show off to guests, in Stockton or San Joaquin County? 2. For your favorite, please share [...]

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Bicycling Stockton and San Joaquin County; favorite rides and Stockton Bike Festival, September 26

Bike Fest celebrants depart the University of Pacific campus bound for historic downtown Stockton at start of the 2013 Stockton Bike Festival.

  A grand bicycling event is just a month out: the San Joaquin Bike Festival, Saturday, September 26 at University of Pacific. With bicycling fun for all ages, the free event aims to provide a safe and educational environment to help residents discover great places to ride in Stockton. Veteran bicyclists realize that Stockton and San [...]

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Farmers’ Markets in San Joaquin County offer family outings and make produce shopping fun!

  With summer almost upon us, it’s time to set sail for the various farmers’ markets that are open from summer and early fall throughout San Joaquin County.  Within a few miles from about any home in our county, you’ll find a family-oriented, lively farmers’ market! As an example, we spent three hours at the [...]

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

Giant nutcrackers pose outside Stockton Children's Museum; grandson Jack was very impressed!

  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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Safe bicycle riding in Stockton and San Joaquin County (Bike Fest is this Saturday, Sept. 27)

Downtown Stockton's waterfront is the destination as these cyclists depart UOP campus last year.

  Riders, young and old, prepare for fun cylcing at UOP last year. Three women prepare for the 2013 San Joaquin Bike Fest. An estimated 2/3s of our county residents have one or more bikes stored at home.  Many are dusty and in disuse; why, you might wonder?  The biggest concern in a recent poll [...]

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San Joaquin County is a bicycling mecca…dust off those bikes!

Cycling group depating UOP area

  Family members gather for the “second Saturday Family Ride”, staged monthly by the San Joaquin Bike Coalition. Some of you realize that Stockton and San Joaquin County are a bicyclists dream! Our cities and county offer many cycling benefits; lovely weather almost year-round, few hills, a variety of safe and scenic routes to flex [...]

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Stockton/San Joaquin County, CA “hidden gems” list, Part II

The Stockton Empire Theatre anchors the southern end of the Miracle Mile in Stockton, and is home to a long stretch of quaint shops and gourmet restaurants.

  Richmaid is a vintage diner on Cherokee in Lodi, the perfect place for breakfast or a lunch stop on your tour of the Lodi/Woodbridge Wine Grape Appellation! This demonstration/teaching vineyard is part of the Lodi Wine and Visitor’s Center in Lodi! UOP’s campus is a great place for quiet cycling, and, the location of [...]

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