Here’s To You California..

  I will be the first to admit that I have only been in California on a handful of occasions and only once in the 21st century. But here is my gallery celebrating your State.  I visited San Francisco and those pictures will be coming soon. But for this gallery I want to concentrate on the […]

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California Biking…

I have been doing some housekeeping in my photo archive this wintry day and ran across these “biker convention” pics that I have yet to publish.  They were taken in the summer of 2009. I think most of these guys are boomer weekend warriors, not the Hell’s Angels variety. As usual, click on any pic […]

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Automatic voter registration through DMV

Gov. Jerry Brown acted Saturday to increase participation in California elections and help prevent shootings at colleges, approving automatic voter registration and banning concealed weapons on campuses. Source: Jerry Brown OKs automatic voter registration through DMV – LA Times California has always been kind of “out there” for me but they do things that need […]

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From The Redwood Forests…

According to the info found near the base of this beauty the redwood forests of California would be pretty much just some stumps if we had left it to the industrialists. Thank heavens people fought that from happening. Woody Guthrie was right that “This land” is from the Red Wood forests to the Gulf Stream […]

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The Great American Garden Basket…

Central California – Garden Basket of America When we visited central California in 2009 I was expecting to see many vegetable fields but not as big as what I found. The picture above is of an artichoke field of probably 3,000 acres. I never imagined that many artichokes were even consumed by us.  Without California […]

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Apple Computer…

Cupertino, CA – Apple Computer One of the things that give America the edge in the world is our technological genius and nothing says that like Apple Computer. Given that they are making some major announcements today I thought it appropriate to feature them in today’s post.  A couple of kids starting a multi-billion dollar […]

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From The Redwood Forests..

Sequoia National Park, CA – The Mighty Redwoods Until you have been up close and personal with a mammoth redwood tree you just don’t understand the majesty of them. My most recent encounter with them was in the Sequoia National Forest. Yes, that is me in the picture. I don’t think redwoods grow anywhere else […]

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Epic California Drought Could Change the Way We Eat

California is America’s bread basket—or, more accurately, its fruits and vegetables basket. The Golden State produces 95 percent of the country’s celery, half of its bell peppers, 89 percent of its cauliflower, 96 percent of its tomatoes, 95 percent of its garlic, 90 percent of its avocados—and the list goes on. In fact, the state […]

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To the Redwood Forests

  This land was made for you an me.  Those words were written by Woody Guthrie. He was one of my favorite songwriters. The picture (that is me in the picture) was taken in June 2009 in northern California during our month long trip out west.

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Trip Log – California dreaming….

Here is my synopsis of California as I promised yesterday.  California is indeed a very beautiful State and the weather is great.  The great redwoods in the northern part of the State are awesome along with mile after mile of pristine shoreline. But I think just way too many people have  “discovered” California.  30 million […]

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Trip Log – Veggies, veggies, veggies (in search of Garlic)

We started our day with a quick stroll back to Fisherman’s Wharf to see the Aquarium there.  Quick that is considering all the walking we did yesterday (ha).  The aquarium was outstanding.  The first picture above was of some Luner Jellyfish. They looked unreal but they were indeed real.  We then walked through over 100 […]

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Trip Log – Sanoma

   Today was a restful day as all Sundays should be. We slept in, had breakfast at our Inn and then headed for the wineries. The one we stopped at was the Benzinger Winery.  They are one of the few family winery’s still left. As is usual with farming Corporate wineries are taking over the […]

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Trip Log – Grape Country

I am posting this Sunday morning as I was just too lazy to do it last night.  We spent Saturday mostly on the road to grape country.  We stopped in Santa Rosa to get info from the visitors center.  This was the first chance we had to get Statewide info. The people there recommended we […]

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Trip Log – Oh those redwoods are BIG…

I am making this post on Saturday morning, or afternoon for everyone in Indiana.  Yes, we did make it into California yesterday as evidenced by the sign above.  We entered the State on Hwy 101 so it was a rather modest sign to introduce us to the State. We spent most of yesterday going through […]

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