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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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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