Category Archives: California

Death Valley day…


Saturday’s plan was to drive from Bakersfield, CA to Las Vegas – a fairly long drive, as it turned out because of HOW I wanted to get there. Through Death Valley… Setting out for Starbucks as a first stop, I noticed … Continue reading

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A beautiful day, a tragic day…


For the first time in almost three weeks, we woke Friday in Sacramento to a gloriously sunny day. An early walk in the soft morning air, and return to our room for breakfast and email… Shocked to learn of the … Continue reading

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Big rain, high mountain pass…


Oregon must be the rainiest state in the country. When we went to bed Wednesday night, I was hopeful that we’d wake to sunshine – or the promise of it if we woke before sunrise. But, no. It rained in … Continue reading

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Serendipity on the north coast


This morning, with a prediction of snow coming, I decided to make tracks as far up the coast as I could before it hit. When we left Arcata, it was cold and partly sunny. I couldn’t find a dog park … Continue reading

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Goodbye Vanessa, Hello Jack…


After Sunday’s hair-raising, white knuckle drive through the mountains between Ukiah and the coast, Vanessa somewhat politely told me that she was leaving. Right now. Right here. “It is my profession to guide you,” she informed me yesterday afternoon. “And … Continue reading

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Avenue of the Giants…


We woke this morning to another cloudy day, with a good chance of rain. The Pacific Ocean outside our window – which had been so beautiful just yesterday – was steely gray, cold, and forbidding. The Little River Inn was … Continue reading

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The twisting road of life…


Leaving Ukiah this morning, headed for Mendocino, I chose to take Mountain View Road – much to Vanessa the GPS gal’s dismay. She gave me two right turn choices that I refused, and soon we were on a narrow, twisting, … Continue reading

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