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Oct 23, 2010 - Northern California

The drive from Eugene, Oregon to the Bay Area I could do in my sleep as I did it for many years while living in Eugene. On a whim I stopped by the winery where my niece, Katy, works on my way to my brother's house for a few nights stay. She works at De Loache in Forestville and just happened to be there to give me a brief tour of the wine harvest in full swing. The net day I got to visit my other niece's workplace. she works at a very interesting and innovative magazine called MAKE. So nice to see them both doing well. My sister in...

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2010 Arizona

Aug 24, 2010 - Santa Rosa, CA

Had a nice trip down Hwy 101 to Santa Rosa took about 5 hours with a few side trips along the way, we got off the hwy and took “Avenue of the Giants Tour” which is an old 32 mile road that weaves in and out following 101 through Humboldt Redwoods State Park. This park consists of old-growth coast redwood forests – truly magnificent trees. The road wasn’t particularly busy but it was narrow and the few cyclists made it tricky in parts , we did about half the route and decided that was enough. During the trip as we got more inland and...

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Feb 3, 2010 - Santa Rosa

Sur notre route vers San Francisco nous rencontrons quelques problemes pour le stop: par deux reprises des policiers nous interdisent de stoper. L'agressivité du segond nous convainc de prendre les transports en communs malgré nous. C'est bien plus ennuyant mais nous n'avons pas le choix. Nous arrivons le soir a Santa Rosa, a une heure au nord de SF. La famille Heredia, des amis de Marie du Mexique qui habitent ici nous reçoivent chez eux. Nous restons 10 jours dans leur maison. Nora la mere, travail a l'ecole Waldorf du coin. Elle...

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Dec 12, 2009 - Do you know the way to San Jose?

To answer this question, Yes, we do. It took us 7200 miles but we found it. Of course, if you just head west on I-80 you'll find it also, since it's just a bit south of San Francisio on I-880. We had rain pretty much all day today, and with us not wanting to take the trailer through San Francisco, we decided to stay a bit east and go through San Jose, Oakland and Berkley and then cross the San Francisco bay over the Richmond-San Rafael bridge. We passed through (by way of US-101) the town that daughter, Crystal, was born, Petaluma, CA. We...

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Sep 16, 2009 - Scenic route

Today was the day we set aside to get away from the city, Donna and I went for a drive on as many back roads as we could, over the Golden Gate Bridge, closer to San Quentin Prison, by the way, what a view to be able to wake up to each morning, just doesn’t seem right, closing Alcatraz and constructing another prison right on the Bay, anyway we continued the journey up through wine country, to Sebastiani Vineyards, to the town of Sonoma, the Cheese factory and Ben & Jerry’s, lingered in the town center for about a hour and then back in the...

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Nash Rambler

Sep 4, 2008 - Santa Rosa, Ca

Moved on to Santa Rosa, Ca and checked into the Sonoma Fairgrounds RV Park. Drove to Bodega Bat and headed north on Rt1 to see why we wouldn't take rt 1 with the Rv. Good decision not to, lots of up downs, close to the edge and walls, 10-15 mile curves and numerous around and back curves. Drove back over the moutain and thru Sonoma wine country, large and small wineries everywhere. Went downtown and sat outside and had a pizza. That's it for today.

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May 29, 2008 - 5 Weeks in California

We arrived in Santa Rosa,California at my sister Athena’s house April 21st. She has a large area of land so we were able to park our trailer right off their driveway with a beautiful view of her trees, orchard, shrubbery, and a wonderful assortment of color with all the flowers. The previous owner of her house was a Master Gardener so you can only imagine how beautiful and entertaining their place is. Doug and I spent allot of time in the yard doing some major gardening. Doug kept reminding me that he is retired and that “yard work” is why...

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May 9, 2008 - Wine Country!

The small moves are the best! I don't think we traveled more than 50 or 60 miles today yet the change is quite dramatic. We had debated and debated over where to land to explore Napa, Sonoma and the final leg of US 1 along the coast. Finally, we selected Santa Rosa because it seemed to be the heart of the area. We had high hopes of a meandering country bike ride but after traversing the byways, I don't think I am brave enough to challenge the Californians for their roadway. The Russian River flows nearby and is named for the Russians that...

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Mar 24, 2008 - Wine Country!

We left Monterey Friday and migrated up to Sonoma County above San Francisco staying at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa. It was the maiden voyage for the new truck and it did AWESOME. The dual wheels, the integrated brake controller and Allison transmission all added up to a fantastic tow rig. Once again we hung around Saturday to avoid crowds but did head down to Old Santa Rosa for a stroll and lunch. The place we ate at had my kind of art - the front end of Jaguars mounted on the walls. Sunday was Easter and after church we...

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Jan 1, 2008 - Disneyland

We left Santa Rosa, Saturday the 29th of December, with Mark and Kay,flying south to Disneyland. We arrive in L.A. around 9;00 Spend the whole day in Disneyland. They had the best firework show over the castle. Saturday we were able to go behind the scenes where they make the floats for the Tournament of Roses. It was really interesting. Next year we want to volunteer. Then off to spend the rest of the day at California Adventure. They had a few rides that were a SCREAM.Especially the Hollywood Terror Hotel. Monday we spend the whole day at...

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Nov 2, 2007 - Redwood National Park, California

Hey Everyone, One of the things that I definitely wanted to do on this trip was visit the Giant Redwoods of Northern California. Yesterday we had the chance to visit several sites where these trees can be found. Something that I wasn't aware of is that these trees aren't just singles in the middle of smaller trees. We wandered groves of trees where the smaller trees were over 150-200 ft tall. The "Big" tree has a diameter of 29 ft, but many of the other trees nearby are only slightly smaller. It's difficult to get a sense of the...

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