A Not-so-great Wall

As I’ve mentioned before, back in January of this year a few large chunks of the bluffs came crashing down onto the American River Bike Trail near Negro Bar State Park. There have been a few more minor slides in the same area since then, and the word is that repairs may not even commence until sometime during the summer. […]

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The Adventure Continues… California Flowers

Spring flowers are popping out everywhere as the weather continues to warm up, so this week I thought I’d share an episode of California’s Gold in which Huell visits some incredibly beautiful and colorful spring flower blooms. Enjoy! One of Huell’s favorite things is when California blooms anew, bringing forth a striking display of flowers. Huell visits three places across the […]

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Looking back, looking forward

I didn’t make it out to the Roseville flea market today as planned, but I still hope to go tomorrow. Besides produce of every description and all the other fascinating items on sale, there’s the fun atmosphere, plenty of exercise walking the grounds, and the irresistible aroma of fresh roasted peanuts! So until I can get back to the auction, here’s a […]

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Musician at large

I met Kenny last July as he sat in front of the local CVS chain drugstore.  He complimented my car (a 1972 Chevy El Camino), and I complimented his guitar.  We chatted for a few minutes, and he told me he spends a lot of time around Negro Bar.  When I confessed I was working on learning to play the mandolin, he offered me a few helpful tips from the depths of his experience. That was four months ago and I haven’t run into him since then; but the other day when the Big Guy happened to mention he’d recently seen a man sitting under the Lake Natoma Crossing playing guitar, I wondered if it might be Kenny.  And I suddenly remembered that Kenny had invited me to look for his videos on YouTube. I’ve never had to worry about not having a roof over my head, but I know that, in different circumstances, any of us might find ourselves in a similar situation. Today, the weather here is windy, cold and very wet.  I’m really hoping that Kenny is warm and safe somewhere.

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