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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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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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Traveling light; almost all your necessities in a daypack

  If you like to travel frequently, like we do, you need to be ready to depart when the mood strikes you.  Here in central California, just 90 minutes from the San Francisco Bay Area, Napa Valley, coastal mountains, the Sierra foothills; two-plus hours from Lake Tahoe, Yosemite and the north California coast; the urge […]

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Locke Historic District: visit the only Chinese town built by and for Chinese!

This old Chinese boarding house is now a museum and visitor center in Locke Al the Wops Restaurant on Locke’s Main Street has long been a mainstay for good food! This Chinese Medicine Shop on Locke’s Main Street is open for business! The unincorporated town of Locke, on the south bank of the Sacramento River […]

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‘Tis the season to explore migrating bird refuges!

  It’s late April and the migratory birds are flocking to sanctuaries in San Joaquin and Sacramento counties! Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge will offer free guided hikes this Saturday, April 26, from 9 AM to Noon, featuring a two-mile roundtrip walk through wetlands, viewing visiting birds on the Pacific flyway.  Bring binoculars, water, insect […]

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Travels with…”Scotty”; seeing the USA with a small teardrop trailer in tow!

Our ’58 Scotty Junior, equipped with bike carrier/bikes, in Harper’s Ferry, W. VA Our ’58 repro Scotty Junior, with builder Tom Scott at right. We purchased this trailer in West Virginia in summer, 2013, towed it on to Gettysburg, PA, then on to Long Island, NY, then back to CA! Our ’64 Serro Scotty Sportsman; this […]

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Whales, Tule Elk, Elephant Seals and Sir Francis Drake; it’s Pt. Reyes National Seashore!

Elephant seal snoozes at Drake’s Bay, oblivious to beach-walkers; such animals can reach 2,000 lbs. Drake’s Bay, looking west, is the point where Sir Francis Drake beached his ship, Golden Hine in 1579 for more than a month for repair and re-provisioning, while claiming the land for Queen Elizabeth Pt. Reyes lighthouse looks west to […]

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Travel inspiration from REI Coop in Stockton!

Travelers seeking occasional inspiration for new adventures would be wise to get onto REI Coop’s monthy events and programs email.  Some of these programs are free, others have a fee to offset instructors and equipment costs.Go to REI.com, and then sign-up for classes at the REI Stockton store.  While you are there, you can wander the stores […]

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Yellowstone Park: Winter splendor, no crowds make it a special place! (Part 3 of 3 part series)

A bull bison just off the Old Faithful boardwalk searches for something to eat Old Faithful Geyser erupts every 70 to 80 minutes; though in winter you might have the view all to yourself (vs. summer with thousands watching!) Snow coaches like these at Madison Junction, and snowmobiles, are the only transportation into Yellowstone Park […]

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Traveling light; almost everything in a backpack!

We aim to have just about everything we need for a quick day-trip or weekend trip packed in a ready-to-go backpack. Items within that backpack include, clockwise from top right, a stocking cap, first aid kit including bandages & pills, cell phone, cell phone charger, small stuff sack, your ear-phones, phone-charger and other electronic paraphernalia, spare […]

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