The Adventure Continues… Ukiah

Back in the 1990s the Big Guy and I briefly considered relocating¬† from the Sacramento Valley to the area around Clear Lake, and the city of Ukiah (on U.S. 101, about a 30-minute drive from the lake’s north shore) looked to me like an attractive option. We never actually moved, and I never even managed to visit Ukiah — until […]

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The Adventure Continues… Lane Victory

Do you know the difference between a Victory ship and a Liberty ship? I didn’t, even though I’ve actually visited a Liberty ship — the SS Jeremiah O’Brien, currently docked at Pier 35 in San Francisco. Victory ships were larger than their Liberty ship predecessors and were powered by steam turbines for faster speed, as opposed to the earlier steam […]

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The Adventure Continues… Some very fine ladies

I was having a tough time choosing which of Huell Howser’s many episodes to feature today when I suddenly realized that March 8 is International Women’s Day. So I decided to observe the occasion by doing something a bit different for my post today: instead of just one, I’m highlighting a handful of episodes of Visiting which all celebrate some […]

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The Adventure Continues… Wasco

Wasco is one of those tiny towns that sit just far enough off the main highway you may never even notice it as you speed past. But like many small towns, it’s home to a vital community of people who are proud of their town’s history and are always looking forward to its future. This hour-long episode of California’s Gold […]

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The Adventure Continues… Santa Cruz

The area around Santa Cruz has seen plenty of changes over the decades, and the latest bit of change means saying goodbye to the beloved pier at Seacliff State Beach (seen in the photo above). It’s due to be demolished any day now because of heavy storm damage that occurred earlier this year. Although it appears only briefly in this […]

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The Adventure Continues… Chautauqua

When I think of Southern California, the sprawling urban centers around Los Angeles and San Diego usually spring to mind. Of course, there’s a wide variety of landscapes found in the southern half of the state — including some very beautiful parks and natural areas, like the one in today’s episode. Originally aired in 2003 as part of both Visiting […]

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