Tag Archives: California

Our Northern California Getaway

After traveling the world for more than a year, it was great to stop and nest in northern California, Truckee to be specific. We found a home away from home in Stephen and Kathy’s Tahoe Donner house (thank you!), in a … Continue reading

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Have You Heard of Hearst Castle?

On our drive up the Pacific Coast Highway California Route 1, we stopped for several hours in San Simeon at Hearst Castle. San Simeon is the town, but it’s best known for Hearst Castle. William Randolph Hearst once had an estate … Continue reading

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Driving up the California Coast

Hordes of people have asked for the blog to restart, so here it is… First we’ll catch up on September, yes September! Remember the blue moon? We saw ours in Palm Springs. This was part of a second annual trip … Continue reading

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Tahoe (December 2014)

We spent the whole month of December in Truckee California, near Lake Tahoe, Donner Lake, and Donner Pass. More friends and family, good food, good wine, and some skiing at Squaw and Alpine Meadows. The Oregon Trail, which we visited … Continue reading

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The Headlands – end of October and start of November

On Marcia’s last day with us on the West Coast, we dipped down toward San Francisco in the Marin County area just north of the Golden Gate Bridge. This area includes Sausalito and Tiburon on the water and Mt. Tamalpais … Continue reading

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A Salute to Our Troops November 11

On our travels we are realizing how privileged we are to live in the United States and be able to make this kind of trip. We recognize the sacrifices that have been made by so many troops to protect our … Continue reading

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Winery Hopping in Napa November 3 (Day 63)

We’ve reached the promised land, the promised land of vineyards at least.  We’ve been told that there are 1,000 wineries in Napa and Sonoma…and we’re going to try them all! (even if it kills us) Yesterday was a total veg … Continue reading

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From a very deep hole to very tall trees October 28 to 30 (Days 57 to 59)

Another day, another national park. (But nothing ho-hum about it.) Here we are at Crater Lake in Oregon. Snow and volcanoes don’t seem to go together, but this park has both. There are more than 40 volcanic cones here! The one … Continue reading

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