Tag Archives: San Joaquin travel

Pandemic travels, close to home, on foot, by bike, by automobile…

Pandemic travels, in San Joaquin County, on foot, by bike, by automobile… Do you want the good news, or, the bad news? The good news is Covid19 vaccines are reaching our community and our health care workers are utilizing the best practices in combatting the virus. The bad news; infections, hospitalizations and loss of loved […]

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Holiday travel planning amidst an accelerated pandemic

Celebrate and plan travel with your family this holiday season… This week I’m departing from my earlier planned article, and gathering my thoughts in the face of an accelerating pandemic – with Christmas and New Year’s holidays still ahead of us. In the month of December, likely fueled by Thanksgiving gatherings and travel, Covid19 cases, […]

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Travel in the age of pandemics; look local!

Look for local options for travel in the age of pandemics… I was reminded of the challenge of travel in today’s skittish national psyche, when several  things occurred this week. I called Marriott, to shift our Newport Beach time share by one day in late April, from Saturday to a Sunday start. My Marriott rep […]

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Stockton/San Joaquin road trip on a budget…Adventure, mystery, history, good wine and great food

Adventure, mystery, history, good wine and great food…close to home! A long-time Stocktonian recently said to me “there’s not much to do in this town, unless you’ve got a lot of money”. I responded with “come-on, two people could find adventure, mystery, history, good wine and great food for about $50”, and offered several suggestions. […]

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All those cows, county ag tourism and Hilmar Cheese Factory…!

All those cows…  San Joaquin County has scores of dairy farms, and thousands upon thousands of dairy cattle. You’ll see them along Interstate 5 and Hwy. 99, and on many of our back roads throughout the county. If you get your kids or grandkids talking, you’ll realize that these dairy cows provide many of the […]

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Cycling in San Joaquin County; Tour of California, Best Ride Ever are motivators!

The Tour of California Bicycle Race started on Sunday in Sacramento, with Stage Two finishing on a bright, crisp and sunny Monday afternoon in Lodi, in front of a crowd estimated at over 20,000 cheering spectators. One hundred and fifty world-class professional cyclists peddled that stage, from Nevada City to Hutchins Street Square in Lodi, before moving […]

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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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