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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Ronald Reagan statue

The statue of Ronald Reagan, unveiled in 2015, now sits in the lower rotunda area of the Capitol Building. According to our very entertaining tour guide, this part of the building was formerly known as “the Basement” — but once the former president’s likeness took up residence, the name was officially changed to the “Lower Level.” It just sounds better.

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Two horses

The Pony Express horse and rider at the corner of 2nd and J Streets in Sacramento are a reminder of the city’s role as a vital mail terminus for 19 months before the completion of the telegraph lines in the west. The statue stands near the pedestrian tunnel leading from Old Sacramento to the heart of downtown.  

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