A quiet spot

I stumbled upon this very cool little corner of William Land Park completely by accident; it sits on the side of a hill between the zoo and the Lily Pond. The path is laid out in two diamond shapes, with a small arbor at each of the four outside angles. I was the only person in this small garden at […]

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The Adventure Continues… Auburn

Every time I pass by Auburn’s old courthouse I want to stop and take pictures, but up until now I’ve never managed to  actually do it. And even though a few things have changed in Auburn’s historic district since this episode of Road Trip first aired in 2003, watching Huell make the rounds has motivated me all over again. I’m […]

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Marshall monument

It’s a steep climb up to (and then back down from) the James Marshall monument in Coloma, although there are a few different routes to choose from. If you’d rather not trek the full 3-mile dirt loop from Highway 49 to the top of the hill and back, you can take a car up the paved switchbacks of Marshall Park […]

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Confluence and the Buddha at John C. Fremont Park

“Confluence,” two large-scale sculptures as a tribute to 19th century explorer and mapmaker, John C. Fremont. Each sculpture is over 96″ high x 40″ circumference and weighs 2,000 pounds. Clay and specialty cement plus found objects cover the surface, showcasing the natural and cultural resources of the Sacramento region, from Fremont’s time to our time. This is a buddha that […]

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Peanut Point

Today I spent my afternoon hiking at Folsom Lake, from Brown’s Ravine boat ramp to Peanut Point and then back again. That’s roughly a 10-mile hike, and I sat down only twice — once to eat my lunch around noon, and again on the way back, when I tried to cross the creek and slipped on the wet rocks. (On […]

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Lost in Cabela’s

I’ve written before about visiting the Cabela’s store in Fort Worth. It’s become a bit of a Christimas tradition for the Big Guy to make a stop there to shop for fishing equipment. This year I was surprised to find myself in parts of the store completely new to me — a huge aquarium and a separate alcove that rivals […]

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