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Mining in Julian

June 30th, 2022|California|

We toured an old gold mine in Julian, CA, which operated from 1870 to 1934, producing gold worth a few million in today's dollars. The mine was discovered by a newly freed slave from the [...]

Sacramento Railroad Museum

April 30th, 2022|California|

The California State Railroad Museum interprets the role of the "iron horse" as it connected California to the rest of the nation.  Exhibits show how railroads and the availability of travel change the landscape in [...]

Golf and Gambling at Yocha Dehe

April 27th, 2022|California|

Grateful for the excellent weather and outstanding golf in Brooks, CA (near Sacramento). The Yocha Dehe tribe has created an impressived golf course, with vineyards winding throughout. Ironically, the only place to stay is at [...]

Sunnylands in CA

April 6th, 2022|California|

We toured Sunnylands, the "Lifestyles Of The Rich and Famous" estate of the late Walter and Lee Annenberg, who lived large and entertained lavishly.  Their estate is on a 650-acre parcel at the corner of [...]

Hetch Hetchy at Yosemite

March 12th, 2022|California|

The Hetch Hetchy Reservoir was created because of an earthquake - but not literally.  In 1906, San Francisco, then the 9th largest city in the US, was rocked by an earthquake estimated at 7.9 on [...]

San Diego Safari Park

February 2nd, 2022|California|

Why should you be excited to see a PLATYPUS? The US, as of 2019, has the only platypusses (platypi?) outside of Australia. They are intriguing critters! Semi-aquatic egg laying mammals. The San Diego Zoo Safari [...]

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