Tag Archives: CA

National Steinbeck Center

The National Steinbeck Center opened in 1998, and I’d heard good things about it, but had not been. Although I pass by Salinas, where the Center is located, on a semi-regular basis, I’m always on my way somewhere else and … Continue reading

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CA burning

As the one year anniversary of the terrible fires in Sonoma County passed, I was thinking it was probably time to unpin the post about ways to donate toward rebuilding the affected communities. And then the sky was full of … Continue reading

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Junipero Serra Peak Hike

My default outdoor activity is cycling, so you’re probably wondering if that ‘h’ should actually be a ‘b’. But no, it’s not a typo. True, hiking is one of those things I don’t do so often, but whenever I do … Continue reading

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Malakoff Diggins

Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park features the largest hydraulic mining site in California, along with the remains of the town of North Bloomfield. The town name piqued my interest, since there’s a Bloomfield in Sonoma County, according to the Wikipedia, North … Continue reading

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Nuestra Señora de la Soledad

The thirteenth Mission, with the official name of Nuestra Señora de la Soledad – Our Most Sorrowful Lady of Solitude – that would be Mary, Jesus’ mother, for those playing along at home – was founded October 9, 1791. It … Continue reading

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Muir Ramble Route

This book was an unexpected find at the Bay Area Printers’ Fair and Wayzgoose last year. Peter and Donna Thomas are book artists and papermakers, they are also adventurers. They have a gypsy caravan that they travel around with, and, … Continue reading

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something I think I’d like to know, #187

What percentage of the population has never seen the ocean? In the world? The US?  Growing up – I was going to say in California, but even that’s no guarantee – on the coast I suppose I’ve taken it a bit for granted. … Continue reading

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